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Final year student, 3 others remanded in prison over robbery

An Akure chief magistrate’s court, yesterday, ordered that Olawale Olabisi, a 24-year-old final year student of a South-Western university be remanded at the Olokuta Prisons over alleged robbery.

The court also ordered that Oluwalowo Olarewaju, 26; Oluwole Rufus, 25, and Ikwoma Ikechuwu, 25, be remanded alongside Olabisi, pending the receipt of legal advice from Ondo State’s Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP.

Chief Magistrate Victoria Bob-Manuel ruled that the original case file be kept at the office of the registrar in the Ministry of Justice.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Inspector Martins Olowofeso, had told the court that Olabisi, a final year student of the Department of Chemistry, and the three others are standing trial for alleged robbery.

He told the court that the accused, at the point of arrest, were armed with an axe, an iron cutter and other offensive weapons.

He said that they attacked one Mr. Akinyemi Hassan and robbed him of a Toyota Corolla salon car marked Ondo AKR 95FW and N34,000 cash.

He listed other items stolen from the victim to include four different mobile phones, valued at N93,000 and three ATM cards.

Olowofeso said that the stolen vehicle was recovered from the accused along the Akure-Ilesha Expressway.

The prosecutor alleged that the accused committed the offences on March 20 at 11:30p.m. at Ire-Askari Estate, Akure.

He said the offences were punishable under Sections 6(a)&(b) and 1,2(a)&(b) of the Robbery and Firearms(Special Provision Act) Cap R 11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The court did not take the pleas of the accused despite the efforts of their counsel, Mr. Olu Daramola and Grace Obanigba.

The case was adjourned until May 8.


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