Abeeb Arogundade & Olanrewaju Moses
An osogbo Chief Magistrate’s Court in Osun state, on Monday remanded seven persons in Ilesa prison custody over alleged armed robbery and possession of firearms.
Amiloaded gathered that the accused persons including Olorunisomo Gbenga, 21, Dada Ayomide, 20, Yisa
Mufutau, 23, Adeoti Saheed,22, Rasheed Suleiman, 20, Kehinde, Olarewaju,27, and Badmus Kayode, 21 were arraigned by the Police in the state.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Mustapha Tajudeen informed the court that the accused persons committed the offence on 31st December, 2017 at about 2:30am within Osogbo environment.
The prosecutor said the accused persons conspired among themselves to rob Azeez
Waheed, Adedeji Ridwan, Giwa Olalade, and Fagbemi Isaac of some valuable items.
The charge sheet revealed that the young accused persons allegedly carted away a BlackBerry phone, an Android phone, a power bank, an infinix phone, Samsung mobile phone, Itel phone and ATM cards
with cash sum of N25,000 among other items.
He said the accused persons were armed with guns, cutlasses, and other dangerous weapons.
Tajudeen further stated that the accused persons committed an offence that contravened Sections 1(1)(2)(a)(b) and 6(b) and punishable under Section 1(1) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act cap R11 Vol.14 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
The plea of the accused persons who were facing six count-charge bothering on robbery,conspiracy,and unlawfully possessions was not taken.
The presiding Chief Magistrate, Mrs Fatimo Sodamade, ordered the accused persons to be
remanded in prison custody due to the magnitude of the offense allegedly committed.
The case was adjourned till March 28 for mention.