By Kayode Olabanji
An Akure Chief Magistrate court sitting at Oke-Eda in the Akure Magisterial district has ordered the remand of two men, Adelegan Ayomide (18) and Benson Ayomide Azuka (18), in Olokuta prison custody over alleged armed robbery.
The accused persons were brought before Magistrate (Mrs) C. Adeyanju on a four count-charge of conspiracy, felony to wit attempted robbery and armed robbery.
According to the prosecution, Adelegan Ayomide, Benson Ayomide Azuka and one other at large were alleged to have between August and September 29,2018, did rob Orobato Oladipo, of his Bajaj boxer motorcycle with registration number AKR 293 DY valued at about N360,000 along Shasha road, by caduck Muslim Secondary school Akure, in the Akure magisterial district.
The accused was also alleged to have robbed one Salawu Abdullahi, of his Bajaj boxer motorcycle with registration number FB 394 WZ valued at about N220,000 along Irese road Akure.
The accused was also alleged to have trailed one Tope Sunday, with unregistered TVS motorcycle to his house at Arabambi area, Igoba Akure in the Akure magisterial district, attacked him and attempted to rob him of his Bajaj boxer motorcycle valued at about N70,000, in the process they were caught by a good samaritan and handed them over to Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad, Akure.
The prosecutor, Inspector Uloh Goodluck. O, urged the court to remand the defendants in Olokuta prison custody to enable the court send the duplicate case file to the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
He prayed the court for an adjournment pending the outcome from the DPP’s office for legal advice.
Counsel to the defendants A. A. Yakubu did not object to the application made by the prosecutor but prayed the court to consider the special circumstances of the first defendant which was inflicted with injuries all over his body during confession.
In her rulings, Chief Magistrate C. Adeyanju (Mrs), ordered the remand of the two defendants in Olokuta prison custody pending the issuance of the legal advice by the Director of Public Prosecution and ordered the prison to admit the first defendant in the prison clinic for treatment.
The clerk of the court was mandated to dispatch the original case file to the office of the Chief Registrar, Ondo State judiciary for safe keeping and to send the duplicate to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution for legal advice.
She adjourned the case till December 15th, 2018 for hearing.