A Magistrates’ Court in Iyaganku, Ibadan, Oyo State, has ordered seven men to be remanded over arson and murder during the Sasa market mayhem.
The police command charged Tajudeen Oladunni, 50, Saburi Lawal, 37, Ojo Joshua, 25, Adekunle Olanrewaju, 38, Olagunju James, 24, Rasaq Yahya, 32, and Olaide Olawuyi, 20, with six counts bordering on conspiracy, arson and murder.
The presiding magistrate, I.O Osho, did not take the plea of the suspects for want of jurisdiction.
She ordered the police to return the case file to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
She adjourned the case to May 11, 2021.
About 27 northern traders were said to have killed during the crisis and their stores burnt down.