Alleged Defamation: Court Grants Two Traditionalists Bail in Kwara


A Kwara State Magistrate Court has granted two traditionalists, one Abebi Efunsetan Yakubu, popularly called Olorisa and Obalowu Jimoh bail after spending 29days in the Correctional facility over alleged defamation of character.

The defendants, Olorisa and Obalowu were remanded at Oke Kura Correctional facility following a petition written by Prince Ademola Ajasa of Ademola Ajasa & Co on behalf of his client, Alfa Nla Okutagidi of No 105 Pakata Road Okutagidi.

According to the police report, the complainant, the Alfa Nla Okutagidi said he saw video Olorisa posted on the internet, claiming to have helped him some years back in preparing spiritual sacrifice for his first wife before and after she gave birth to her then child.

Investigation revealed that Iya Abebi (Olorisa) and Obalowu Jimoh criminal conspired together, defamed the character of Okutagidi in order to incite disturbance of public peace.

During the proceedings, Magistrate Muhammed Adam, who presided over the matter, admitted the defendants to bail claiming the entitled to freedom while the matter was adjourned to 26th of next month.