Ondo Chief, 4 Others Docked Over Robbery

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A chief in Ode Community of Akure North council area of Ondo State, Sunday Boboye and four others have been ordered to be remanded in prison for robbery, conspiracy and forgery by an Akure Chief Magistrate court.

The accused persons were docked on a six-count charge of robbery, conspiracy and forgery.

Other accused persons include Akeem Bakare, 25; Ramoni Ismaila, 27, Akinyele Gbenga, 40 and Obadan Gabriel, 55

According to the police prosecuting witness, Pelumi Adejuwon, the men, armed with two cut to size locally made barrel guns and other dangerous weapons robbed one Mrs Akin Adewale Esther of her property valued at over N1 million in November 6, this year.

Property allegedly stolen from Mrs Adewale included a Toyota Camry Pencil Light car, Nokia and Tecno handsets, MTN recharge cards, textbooks and N88,500 cash.

The Police prosecuting witness, ASP Adejuwon pleaded for an adjournment to enable the Investigative Police Officer, IPO, duplicate the case file and forward it to the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, for legal advice.

The attempt by counsel to the fourth and fifth accused persons, V. Amire and Oluwayomi Ojo to process bail for their clients failed as Chief Magistrate Oluwabukola Kuye said the court had no jurisdiction to grant such application.

Kuye therefore ordered all the accused persons to be remanded in the Olokuta Prison pending when legal advice would be received from the DPP.

He adjourned the case to January 21.

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