Court remands 2 siblings, 3 others over alleged armed robbery, murder
An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan on Monday remanded two siblings, Yakubu Suara, 26, and Lateef Suara, 20, at Agodi Correctional Centre over alleged armed robbery and murder.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the defendants, whose addresses were not provided, were arraigned on a 17 – count charge bordering on conspiracy, armed robbery, possession of guns and murder among others.
The court did not take the pleas of the defendants.
The Magistrate, Mrs Abimbola Amole – Ajimoti ordered that the defendants be remanded at Agodi Correctional Centre pending receipt of legal advice from the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
Amole – Ajimoti adjourned the matter till Jan. 28, 2020 for mention.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Philip Amusan, told the court that the defendants conspired to commit the offences of armed robbery and murder on April 25 at 12 midnight at Johan village, Ibadan.
Amusan said ”Yakubu Suara, Job Ogbile , Lateef Suara , Ridwan Sulaimon and Azeez Lateef while armed with guns and cutlasses allegedly attacked one Ibrahim Abdullahi and dispossessed him of his unregistered Boxer Bajaj motorcycle valued at N250,000.
”The defendants also dispossessed one Ifaremi Akeem of his Boxer motorcycle marked: PMD 594 VH valued N380,000, and one Ismaila Adisa of his Bajaj motorcycle valued N225,000.
”Yakubu and his younger brother , Lateef, with Ogbile and others at large while armed with guns allegedly killed one Toheeb Oladapo unlawfully by firing gunshots at the victim which killed him.’’
He said the defendants also allegedly attacked one Sodiq Murtala and dispossessed him of his motorcycle marked NRK 789 QJ and valued at N232,000 as well N4,000 cash and a cell phone valued N8,000.
Amusan said the offences contravened Section 1 (2) 6 (B) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act, Cap RII, Vol.14, Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2004.
He said that the offences also contravene Section 316 (3) and punishable under Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
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