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Court decides fate of Ilorin notorious criminal, Ariyo, March 6


Justice A.O Akinpelu of the Kwara State High Court will deliver judgement on the case involving an Ilorin-based notorious criminal, Olatunji Ibrahim aka Ariyo and four others on March 6th, 2019.

Other joined in the suit are; Ganiyu Sulyman Yaro, Timothy Oyebanji, Lukman Olateju Sanda and Akeem Olayinka.

In a suit number, KWS/14/2017, the accused persons were dragged to court on 6-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy and robbery.

According to the proof of evidence, Ariyo with his gang invaded home of no fewer than eight families in Ilorin metropolis to carry out robbery attacks.

Among the victims of his attack is one Abdulateef Baanu of Agbarere area of Ilorin, who testified before the court that the accused persons set his house ablaze after removing some items.

“My building is four bedroom flat which I used N5million to build, other buildings within the community were burnt too. The group of these miscreants were armed with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons,” the proof of evidence revealed.

Also, Abdulraheem Shuaib informed the court that Ariyo and his cohorts invaded his apartment and threatened to set his house on fire if he pleads with him.

It further stated that the accused persons removed all the valuable items in his house.

On his part, Lukamn Issa stated that on 25th April, 2015, the accused persons forcefully broke down his main door,  armed with guns and cutlasses.

“They packed all the electronics gadgets and the food stuffs in the house. Despite all our pleadings not to kill any of us, they insisted they wanted to set the house ablaze and that we should leave. They eventually burnt the house before they left.

Other testifiers in the case were; After, Ademola Omolewu, Insp. Monday Ogidiagba, CPL Adebayo Thomas, PC Anzaku Ruse and an exhibit keeper.

The matter which is being prosecuted By the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) of the Kwara State Ministry of Justice, Barr. Jimoh Adebimpe Abdulmumini will be coming up for judgement March 6th, 2019.


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