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7 Apr 2017

Four Students Remanded In Prison Over Armed Robbery In Ondo State

Four Students in Ondo state has been remanded in Prison over robbery
of Phones and Ipad valued at 93,000 naira.

A Chief Magistrate Court in
Akure, Ondo State, on
Thursday remanded four
undergraduate students in
prison custody over
allegations of armed robbery.

The four students are Olawale Olabisi, 24, from the Adekunle Ajasin
University, Akungba Akoko; Oluwole Rufus, 25, from the College of
Health Technology, Akure; Oluwalowo Olarenwaju, 26;
and Ikwoma Ikechuwku, 25.

The students were brought
before Magistrate Victoria
Bob-Manuel over a two-count charge of felony and armed robbery after
being accused of robbing a resident of No. 14 Temidire Street,
Ire-Akari
Estate, Akure.

They allegedly robbed the
resident, Akinyemi Hassan, of two mobile phones and an iPad, a total
value of N93,000. The robbery took place at about 11:30 p.m. on March
20, 2017, according to a police
report acquired by a
SaharaReporters correspondent in Akure. Police prosecutor Martins
Olowofeso told the
Magistrate Court that police recovered a Toyota Corolla (registration
no. AKR 95 FW),
three ATM cards, and N34,000 in cash from the four
students. Mr. Olowofeso said the offense committed by the students was
punishable under sections 6(a) & (b), and 1, 2(a) & (b) of the Robbery
and Firearms Special Provision Act of 2004. He asked the Magistrate
Court
to adjourn the robbery case
since the court lacks
jurisdiction to rule on the
matter.

The police prosecutor later
pleaded with the court to
remand the students in prison
custody pending the outcome
of legal advice from the
office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP). Olu Daramola, the legal
counsel to the four accused
students, did not oppose the
application made by the
police prosecutor. In her ruling, Mrs. Bob-Manuel
ordered that the four accused students should be remanded at the Olokuta Maximum
Security Prison and adjourned the case till May 8, 2017.

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