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Man remanded over Bibles, phone theft

Man remanded over Bibles, phone theft

By Kayode Olabanji
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A 22-year- old man, Seun Ojo ,has been ordered to be remanded in prison custody by an Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting at Oke-Eda, for stealing Bibles and N100,000 cash.

The police brought Ojo before the court on one-count charge of armed robbery.

According to the charge, the defendant committed the offence on April 28,2019 at about 12:30pm at Ojomo Estate, Owo, within the Magisterial District..

While armed with one locally made Muzzle loading gun and a cutlass, he was said to have  attacked and robbed one Regina Abraham,  of two Holy bibles, a Tecno handset and a sum of N100,000.

The alleged offence was said to be contrary to and punishable under section 401 of the Criminal Code, Cap 37, Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria.

The plea of the defendant was not taken when the charge was read to him.

The police prosecutor, Sergeant Suleiman Abdulateef, prayed the court to remand the defendant in prison custody pending the legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.

The Magistrate, Mrs Victoria Bob-Manuel, held that it is a case of armed robbery which the court lacked jurisdiction to entertain.

She, therefore, ordered the remand of the defendant at Olokuta prison custody pending the issuance of the legal advice.

The prosecutor, was ordered to make available both the original and duplicate of the case file to the court clerk. While the court clerk was mandated to dispatch  the duplicate to the DPP’s office and the original to the office of the chief registrar Ondo state for safe keeping.

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The case was adjourned till June 19, 2019 for review/issuance of legal advice

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