2 Black Axe Cult Members In Prison Over Murder Of Ex-Gov. Oni’s Aide
Two members of a secret society — Black Axe confraternity are now cooling their feet in prison.
Tajudeen Bello, 22 and Luck Solomon, 32 were arrested in connection with the murder of Bunmi Ojo, a former Personal Assistant to a former Governor of Ekiti, Segun Oni.
Ojo, who was also a Commissioner in the Federal Character Commission was assassinated in Ado Ekiti, the state capital on August 14
He was shot in the head and stomach by the gunmen, who invaded a viewing centre located in Adebayo area of Ado Ekiti.
Ojo’s death sparked outrage in Ekiti, with his friends and associates insisting that it was politically motivated.
After days of tracking the culprits, the police on Saturday arrested two suspects.
The suspects were said to have been contracted to kill Ojo but denied the allegation. They were on Monday remanded in prison on the orders of an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court.
They are facing a two-count charge of murder and membership of a cult.
While arraigning the accused, Police Prosecutor Johnson Okunade told the court that the duo conspired and murdered the politician.
The prosecutor alleged that the accused were members of a secret society — Black Axe confraternity.
The offences contravened Section 319 of Criminal Code and Section 4 (1) of the Secret Cults Abolition and Prohibition of Laws of Ekiti 2012.
Okunade asked the court to remand the accused in prison pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Chris Omokhafe, counsel to the accused, applied for bail for them but was refused by the court.
In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye remanded the duo in prison and adjourned the case until Sept. 19 for the DPP’s advice.