2 remanded over alleged armed robbery

2 remanded over alleged armed robbery

By Kayode Olabanji
Two men, Ayomide Oyetoki, 29, and Solomon Akinseyinwa, 24, have been dragged before an Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting at Oke-Eda, over alleged armed robbery.

The accused persons were brought before the magistrate, Mrs Charity Adeyanju, on a three-count charge of conspiracy, felony and armed robbery.

According to the prosecution, the accused persons and others at large committed the offence on April 13, 2019 at about 10:00pm at Adoye Street, off Old Odigbo road, Ore in Ondo State Magisterial District.

The accused persons were alleged to have been armed with cutlasses, UTC axe and other offensive weapons, while they attacked and robbed one Oluwasegun Arogundade of the following items; Toyota Corolla ashes colour with number plate FKJ 677 FR valued at N2,500,000, seven different handsets  worth N130,000, one Plasma TV valued at  N140,000.

Other items are; one LG audio decoder valued  at N220,000, two gold necklaces valued at N380,000, one wristwatch worth N100,000, Alsatian Dog valued at N150,000, four pairs of shoes and two pairs of trainers valued N230,000 and the sum of N250,000, total valued at N4,100,000.

The alleged offence was said to be contrary to and punishable under sections 6(a)&(b),1,2(a)&(b) and 3 of the Robbery and Firearms (Special provision) Act Cap, R11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Uloh Goodluck Okokon, prayed the court to remand the defendants in prison custody, pending the advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) in the  Ministry of Justice.

Mr Kayode Adu and Mrs Serah Babalola,  who appeared for the  defendants did  not oppose the oral remand application made by the prosecutor.

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The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Charity Adeyanju,  noted that it is a case of armed robbery which the court lacked  jurisdiction to entertain.

Ajanaku, therefore, ordered the remand of the two defendants in Olokuta prison custody and adjourned  the case  to August 26 2019, for review/ issuance of  legal advice.


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