The Chairman of the Oyo State Park Management System, Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi, aka Auxiliary, has been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate’s Court in Ibadan.
The police arraigned him before the court presided over by Chief Magistrate Taiwo Oladiran on charges of conspiracy, wilful and unlawful damage.
The police prosecutor, AS Sunday Fatola, told the court that Lamidi and others at large on November 13, 2022, around 6.50pm at Igboora in Ibarapa zone of the state, conspired and willfully destroyed billboards bearing the pictures of the 2023 presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Senator Teslim Folarin, and a House of Representatives candidate.
The group was also alleged to have destroyed billboards at Omi-Adio in Ibadan on November 13, 2022 at 11am.
Lamidi, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Oladiran, granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The matter was adjourned till February 2, 2023 for hearing.