An Area Court One sitting at Adewole Area of Ilorin has remanded two persons in Federal Prison, Oke-Kura, Ilorin for alleged defamation of character. The accused persons, Titilayo Jimoh of Olokun Compound, Adeta Area of Ilorin and Olawale Azeez of Oke Foma Area of Ilorin are standing trial for allegedly defaming one Iya Alao Food Canteen located within the vicinity of Adeta Roundabout for keeping human head in her shop.
Police arraigned the two accused persons before the court on three count charge of criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbance and defamation of character contrary to section 97, 114 and 392 of penal code law. Four other suspects are currently at large according to the police First Information Report, FIR.
It was alleged in the FIR that Jimoh, on October 18, 2018 mobilised people in front of Iya Alao Food Canteen and spread rumour that the owner of the restaurant kept human head in her shop thereby defaming her character. The FIR stated that the rumour attracted a large crowd with the intention to cause damage to Iya Alao’s property.
The other accused person, Azeez allegedly gathered with four others at large in front of the restaurant and took photographs with the intention of causing further crises in the community.
The court, however, granted the two accused persons bail on Monday after they perfected their bail condition and adjourned the matter till November 2, 2018.