Two members of the just constituted caretaker committee for the People’s Democratic Party in Ogun State have been remanded in prison custody.
The party members were remanded in prison by an Abeokuta Magistrate Court on Tuesday after they failed to meet their bail conditions.
Those arraigned at the Magistrate Court in the state capital are Mr Bankole Osisanya, 65, and Mrs Nike Temidayo, 57.
They were accused of conspiring with others, who are said to be at large, to commit an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006.
The duo were also accused of conducting themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of the public peace by organising a PDP caretaker committee meeting contrary to a subsisting Federal High Court judgement, thereby, committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 249 (d) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006.
Their arraignment followed a complaint by a factional party state chairman, Adebayo Dayo, who said he remained the only chairman of the party in the state.
Dayo, a loyalist of Senator Buruji Kashamu, had repeatedly criticised the setting up of the 28-member PDP caretaker committee in the state headed by Mr Tunde Odanye.
The case has been adjourned till October 5 and 6, 2017 for hearing.
05 Sept, 2017