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3 suspects linked to Offa robbery attack remanded


By Kayode Adeoti

The magistrate court sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital has on Tuesday remanded three suspects linked to the last Thursday robbery attack in Offa, headquarters of Offa Local Government Area of the state.

Recall that there was massive attack on the community in which several people were killed, including nine police officers while seven commercial banks were robbed.

The three suspects; Aminu Ibrahim, Richard Buba Tarry and Peter Junta Jasper, of Sango area in Ilorin were charged for criminal conspiracy, armed robbery and culpable homicide contrary to section  6(b) and section 1(2) of the robbery and firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap RII law of Federation of Nigeria 2004 and section 221 of Penal code law.

The First Information Report (FIR) revealed that the suspects were arrested following the robbery operation at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Offa.

One lone Barreta pistol with batch No. 75C29175, nineteen (19) rounds of 5.5mm live ammunitions similar to the ones used in Offa were recovered from the suspects.

Other items found in possession of the suspects are; some quality of dried leaves suspected to be India hemp and one bottle of codeine syrup.

The state prosecutor, Inspector David Wodi however informed the court that investigation is still on going on the matter urging the court for an adjournment.

He further prayed the court to remand the suspects in the state Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department (CIID) pending the outcome of police investigation  on the case.

Magistrate Mariam Bello Folorunsho, who ceded to the submission of the prosecutor, remanded the suspects in the state CIID while the matter was adjourned to April 26th, 2018.


…herdsman docked for hacking man to death in Ilorin

An herdsman, Ashiru Mati of Fulani Camp in Moro Local Government area of Kwara state was remanded in prison yesterday for allegedly hacking to death with cutlass, one Karimu Alabi.

He was dragged before magistrate Fatima Binta Soliu on the offence of culpable homicide contrary to section 221 of penal code law.

The Police First Information Report stated that the corpse of Alabi was discovered by the stream at Olowu village in Molete.

It further revealed that Alabi was found  in the pool of his blood with multiple cutlass injuries.

“The deceased was found lying in his pool of blood with machete cuts all over his body while his dame gun which he took to the stream was not seen. Investigation conducted at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligent Department revealed that the suspect committed the offence having confessed to have killed the deceased and went away with his dame gun.

The prosecutor, Abdulkadril Jimoh informed the court to remand the accused on the basis that the allege offence is not ordinarily bailable.

For lack of jurisdiction to entertain the matter, Magistrate Saliu however remanded the suspect even as the case was adjourned to 25th April, 2018.


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