Police arraigns Kwara monarch for placing ‘juju’ on land owned by Catholic church

By Ibraheem Solaudeen.

The Kwara State Police Command, on Tuesday arraigned Oba Joshua Adeyemi Adimula, a second class monarch from Odo-Owa, Oke-Ero local government area for allegedly trespassing into a land belonging to a Catholic church and placing a fetish object on the land.

In a petition dated November 20, 2018, the clergy in charge of St Thomas Catholic Church, Odo-Owa, Rev Pius Obikwelu, accused the monarch of trespassing into the church’s parcel of land located beside St Thomas Catholic Primary School, Odo-Owa, where he allegedly placed an object believed to be ‘juju’ on the land.

Rev Obikwelu noted that Oba Adimula strongly threatened that evil would befall anybody who dares remove the object.

After investigation conducted by the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department (CIID) Ilorin, it was disclosed that Oba Adimula criminally trespassed into the complainant’s land.

The case which was meant to come up for hearing today, was adjourned to September 24, by the presiding Chief Magistrate, A.M Ibrahim.

The prosecution counsel, Nasir Yusuf was said to have gotten the case file on Tuesday morning, hence the adjournment.

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