An Ilorin Magistrate Court has slammed the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for poor prosecution of the trial of Eleju of Eju Land, Oba Matthew Idowu Ajiboye, who allegedly led hoodlums to attack his counterpart, Oloba of Isale-Oba, Sanmora, Alhaji Maroof Afolayan Adebayo.
It would be recalled that Barrister Abdulmumin Busari, from the office of the DPP, had earlier informed the court that he has the directive of the Attorney General to take over the case from the prosecutor in-line with Section 211 of the 1999 constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
The court, presided over by Magistrate Abdullahi Badmus, at the last sitting, however, frowned at Barrister Busari who represented the office of the DPP for showing non-challant attitude towards the prosecution, maintaining that court has granted three adjournments at their instance and yet no tangible thing done over the matter.
Magistrate Badmus’ reaction came after Busari informed the court that they’ve not been able to liase with the IPO in charge of the case in order to facilitate the presence of the nominal complainant in court for necessary investigation.
Counsel to Oloba, Biodun Olojoku, in his reaction, berated the prosecutor for showing laikaidasical attitude towards the matter saying he expected them to have concluded all the necessary arrangements towards making the prosecutor speedy.
The matter is now adjourned to 1st of next month.
Meanwhile, the monarch is facing trial alongside his cohorts; Tijani Musibau, Kuburat Sodiku, Afolabi Sukiru Bakare, Usman Raufu and Tunde Arinwoye, Saheed Bello.