A Chief Magistrate's Court sitting in Osogbo has allowed safeguard to an official II at the
Osun State Local Government Service Commission, Mr Olakunle Muhammed; and an agent, Rasheed Bakare, who are standing preliminary regarding affirmed propelled charge misrepresentation including the Majority Leader of the State House of Assembly, Mr Timothy Owoeye.
The police had summoned Muhammed and Bakare on
October 10 on the claim of duping the legislator which prompted the advent of the naked video.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Olusegun Ayilara, had ordered that the two accused be remanded in police custody.
The counsel for the accused, Mr Ajibade Shitu, during court proceedings on Tuesday, prayed the court to grant bail to his clients.
He said the offence allegedly committed by his clients was a bailable one.
He said, “Every person is entitled to personal liberty. The offence allegedly committed by my clients is bailable and I want to urge the court to do the needful.
“My clients are reputable citizens of this state and they won’t jump bail. They have property and are well known in the state. They cannot run away.”
But the prosecutor, the State Chief Principal Counsel, Mr Moses Faremi, raised an objection to the bail application.
Faremi said, “The defence counsel has refused to state the reasons why the accused should be granted bail.
“He did not prove it to the court whether the accused have ailments and he did not provide evidence to support the fact.”
The magistrate, however, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N1m each with two sureties each in like sum.