A court in Ile-Ife, Osun state, put nine people in jail for hitting a student until he died.
The police officer, Asp Emmanuel Abdullahi, said in court that the accused did something wrong at 8:00 pm on April 10th at Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.
He told us the names of the people who are thought to have done it. Their names are: Badiora Timilehin (who is 22 years old), Adegoke Francis (who is 23 years old), Atilade Adeniyi (who is 22 years old), Adeyeni Ajibola (who is 22 years old), Olayiwola Adewumi (who is 21 years old), Adisa Olamilekan (who is 24 years old), Igbinyemi Amos (who is 22 years old), Osode Joshua (who is 23 years old), and Philip Kayode (who is 24 years old).
The prosecutor said that the defendants planned together to commit a crime, specifically murder.
He said in court that some people, including the defendants who are still missing, killed Okoli Ahize using sticks, stones, and iron rods, which was against the law.
He said that the person broke the law and went against sections 319 and 324 of the Osun State Criminal Code from 2002.
The accused people wanted to say something about the charges against them, but they were not allowed to speak about the crimes they were accused of. Two of the people involved were named Olamide Oladunni and A.R. Abdullateef told everyone that they were going to be there.
The judge, Kike Adebayo, asked the lawyer to make a copy of their case files and give it to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice on what to do next.
The defendants tried to plead their case for two charges but were not allowed to. The people involved in the case are Olamide Oladunni and A.R. Abdullateef told everyone that they were going to be there.
The judge told the lawyer to make copies of their papers and give them to the person who gives legal advice.