By Kayode Adeoti
The magistrate court, sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital has on Tuesday ordered that one Oladapo Adeoye, 29, should be remanded in the Federal prison for allegedly dispossessing a woman, Mrs. Omotoyosi Adewoye of her car, 17-month old boy and other valuable items.
Adewoye, a resident of Aiyetoro street, Asa Dam road, Ilorin was however dragged to court for armed contrary to section 1(2) of Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap R11 Law of the Federal of Nigeria, 2004.
The Police First Information Report (FIR) obtained from the court by this medium, disclosed that on 7th September, 2017, the suspect approached the woman (Adewoye) at Winners Chapel located at Offa garage area, after the evening service for a free ride to Gaa Akanbi.
“When they got to Divi Land centre, at Gaa-Akanbi, the suspect asked the victim to park for him to alight. He subsequently brought out a knife and dispossessed the complainant of her Hyundai Accent Saloon car with reg. no. Lagos-EPE 168 CF, hand bag containing some amount of money, Samsung galaxy J3 handset and ATM card,”
The FIR further disclosed that the suspect drove the car away with the boy to Akerebiata area in the state capital where he abandoned him, only to be picked up there later.
It further revealed that efforts of the police led to the arrest of the suspect and the recovery of the vehicle, the Samsung galaxy J3 and the handbag.
The prosecutor, Inspector Nasir Yusuf prayed the court for the adjournment of the matter saying the police are yet to complete their investigation on it.
He said, “On the issue of bail, we pray your lordship to remand the accused in prison till the police are able to complete their investigations.”
In the reaction of the accused person’s counsel, Barr. Isaac Omogbenle Adebayo, he told the court that he will leave the issue of bail to the discretion of the court, adding that he will like to later approach the court officially on it.
Magistrate Muhammed Ibrahim, who had earlier declined to take the plea of the accused for lack of jurisdiction to try the matter acceded to the submission of the prosecutor and remanded him in prison.
He also adjourned the matter till 3rd October, 2017 for further mention.