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Court remands men over armed robbery, attempted murder

By Nofisat Marindoti, Osogbo on 28/03/2017

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A magistrate court in Osogbo, Osun State presided over by Magistrate Olusola Aluko has ordered that three men be remanded at Ilesa Prison custody over alleged armed robbery and attempted murder.

The accused persons include Oyewale Kazeem, Rabiu Olajide and Ramon Olayide.

Police prosecutor, Mr Elisha Olusegun, briefed the court that the duo allegedly broke into the house of one Oyeyemi Olalekan around Pavilion Hotel, Osogbo on October 6, 2016 armed with guns and cutlasses.

He said that the accused persons stole the sum of N200,000 and two phones, everything valuing N354,500 property of Olalekan. He added that they also inflicted Olalekan with several machete cuts but did not succeed in killing him.

The prosecutor explained that the offences committed by the duo are contrary to and punishable under sections 320(1) and 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, volume II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002 and also under section 6(b) and section 1(1)(2)(a)(b) of the Robbery and Firearms (special provisions) Act Cap RII, volume 14, Laws of Federation of Nigeria, 2014.

The plea of the accused persons was not taken.

In his ruling, Magistrate Olusola Aluko ordered that the duo be remanded at Ilesa prison custody and the case file duplicated to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

He adjourned the case till May 23, 2017.

Source News Express

Posted 28/03/2017 01:00:14 AM


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