The spokesperson of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Oladayo Badmus, and one other member of the party, Olayemi Idowu, have been arraigned before a Magistrate court in Abeokuta, Ogun State, for allegedly breaking into the state secretariat of the party.
Premium times report that, The two accused persons were arraigned by the police on Wednesday on a three-count charge of conspiracy, malicious damage and stealing. They both pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecutor, Matthew Famuyiwa, told the court that the accused committed the offences on 12 May at Fajol House in Car Wash area of Abeokuta, capital of Ogun State.
By breaking into the party secretariat and entering Sunday Oginni's office, the defendants, according to Mr. Famuyiwa, planned to commit a felony.
He added that the defendants had broken two standing fans, windows, doors, pictures, a padlock, and other objects worth N575,000 in the chairman's office.
The offenders also stole N7.5 million from the party, according to the police prosecutor, who testified in court.
According to Premium times, Sections 516, 411, 412, 415, and 390 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun 2006, according to him, were broken in the accused offences.
The defendants were then granted bail in the amount of N2 million each with a single surety who had to be a licenced and registered bondsman with the Ogun State Judiciary, according to the magistrate, S.A.A. Fiade.
The case was postponed until a hearing on June 8 by Mrs. Fiade.
The pair has been placed on indefinite leave by the NNPP state leadership.
The troubled state chairman said that shortly after the court session, the party's emergency stakeholders meeting in Abeokuta approved a resolution for their suspension.
Oladayo Badmus, the South West Public Relations Officer of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), and Olayemi Idowu, the NNPP's chieftain, are subsequently suspended from this party till further notice as a result of the court's decision today.
As a law-abiding party, we won't harbour them, thus this meeting has ratified their suspension.
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