An Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court on today remanded a 20-year-old student, Segun Adeoye, at the Olokuta Prison’s custody over an alleged armed robbery of goods worth N3,675,000. Adeoye is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery and possession of firearms.
Magistrate Sunday Adedapo ordered the accused to be remanded pending the receipt of legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPPs). He also ordered that the original copy of the case file should be sent to the State Chief Registrar for safe keeping. Earlier, the prosecutor, Mr Pelumi Adejuwon, had told the court that the accused and others at large were armed with a locally-made single barrel gun and other offensive weapons when they carried out the attack.
According to him, “the accused and others at large attacked and stole a Toyota Yaris saloon car marked as BX 244 RBC valued at N3,500, 000. “Other items stolen by them are: a Nokia Lumia handset valued at N25,000, a Samsung camera valued at N50,000 and N100,000. “Some food stuffs and other valuable, property of one Mrs Faturoti Sharon,’’ he said. Adejuwon said that the accused failed to give satisfactory account of how he came about the locally-made single barrel gun found in his possession. The prosecutor alleged that the accused committed the offence on March 30, 2016 at about 9 p.m., at Palmgrove Street, Ondo town in Ondo State. He said that the offences contravened Sections 6(a) & (b), 1 & 2(a) & (b) and 3(1) of the Robbery and Firearm (special provision) Act Cap Rii Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. The plea by Mr Habib Bidmus, counsel to the accused, was not taken by the court. The court then adjourned the case till Nov.28 for first review and legal advice.