Court remands 18-yr-old, 13 others over robbery

AKURE—A teenager, Kazeem Adedun, was among the 14 persons ordered to be remanded in Olokuta Prison for armed robbery by an Akure Chief Magistrate Court, weekend.

Three others were ordered to be remanded in police custody by the Chief Magistrates, Mrs Funke Adegoroye and Johnson Adelegan, following their arraignment in two separate courts in Akure for armed robbery cases.

Two others were granted bail and one discharged.

The offences were committed between December 13, 2012 and March 31, 2013.

At the Akure Chief Magistrate Court II, those arraigned include: Abdullahi Abubakar, 20; Abubakar Mohammed, 20; Mohammed Alih, 20 and Umaru Shehu, 25.

Police Prosecutor, Inspector Zakari Ibrahim called for adjournment to enable him duplicate the case file at the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mr Johnson Adelegan, remanded the accused in prison and adjourned the case to May 22, 2013.

Similarly, Police Prosecutor in Court III, Sgt. Olowofeso Martins asked the court to remand all the accused persons to enable him seek legal advice from the DPP.

Those remanded at the Olokuta Prison by the Magistrate, Mrs Funke Adegoroye include: 18-year-old Kazeem Adedun; James Sageh, 27; Busuyi Oni, 36 and Isaac Patrick, 28, : Ifedayo Adanri, 29; Tunde Ojoko, 28; Oladejo Olalere, 25; Abiodun Edward, 24.

Adedun and Oni, were arraigned separately on another five-count of armed robbery.

The three persons remanded in police custody are Adefare Ifeoluwa, 23; Christopher Moses, 37 and Sule Azeh, 43.

A 19-year-old, Onu Joseph, was however discharged by the Court.

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