Alleged Robbery: ‘Okada rider’ cut off armed robber’s wrist in Kwara

By Kayode Adeoti

A motocylist, popularly called ‘Okada rider, Monday Shenini, cut off
left wrist of an armed robber, one Oro Alhaji Haran while he was
allegedly trying to disposses him of his motorcyle in Kwara State.
Haran, whose hand has been amputated was arraigned before magistrate
Yahya Bello of the state magistrate court yesterday, and subsequently
remanded in prison custody.
He was arraigned with his accomplice, a 26-year-old farmer, Idris
Muhammed for the offences of criminal conspiracy and attempted armed
robbery contrary to section 97 of the penal code law and section 2(1)
of robbery and firearms (special provision) act cap RII laws of
federation of Nigeria 2004.
According to the Police First Information Report (FIR), the
motorcyclist was allegedly attacked by the suspects while he was
coming from Asorogu village to Biribiri village in Bode Sa’adu.
The Police report also stated that Shenini was attacked with stick and
machete by the suspects.
FIR further revealed that the complainant fell down from his
motorcycle even as he continued struggling with the defendants so as
to protect his bike from being taken away.
While struggling with the robbers, the FIR added that the complainant
seized cutlass from the first defendant and used it to cut off his
left wrist before abandoning the motorcycle to run for his life.
When police visited the scene, it was reported that one stick, one
machete, the amputated hand of the 1st suspect and one motocyle
belonging to the complainant were recovered.
The suspect who was seen at Gbugbu, where he absconded to was
subsequently arrested by the police.
The FIR disclosed that the suspect confessed to the crime, and aided
the arrest of his cohort, Muhammed.
The Prosecutor in his submission before the court, said the suspects
should be remanded in prison custody.
He added that the offence allegedly committed by the suspects were not
ordinarily bailable, saying they could easily perpetrate same crime if
granted bail.
The court in its ruling ordered the remand of the suspects while the
matter was adjourned to 9th October, 2019.

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