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Court remands 35-year-old man for alleged armed robbery

17 November 2015, 06:49

Ado-Ekiti - An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates' Court on Monday ordered the remand of one 35-year-old Yusuf Abdulazeez, in prison custody over alleged armed robbery.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Bamikole Olasunkanmi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Nov. 12 at Ikole-Ekiti.

Olasunkanmi said that the accused while armed with cutlass and gun robbed one Olajide Ogunleye of his belongings.

Also read: Police nab 12 armed robbery suspects in Kano

According to him, the offence is punishable under Section 1(1)(2)(a) of the Robbery and firearms (special provision) Act 2012.

He said the case file was sent to the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

The plea of the accused was not taken and the defence counsel, Mr Taiwo Komolafe, sought for a new date for hearing pending the outcome of the DPP advice.

Chief Magistrate Idowu Ayenimo remanded the accused in prison custody till the outcome of the advice from DPP and adjourned the case till Dec.18, for further hearing.




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