Two persons, Adeleke Benjamin, 31, of Asa-Dam Area and Adedeji Solomon, 32, of Odota Area, both in Ilorin, Kwara State, who attempted to rob a woman at gunpoint, have been charged before an Ilorin Magistrate’s Court.
The accused were dragged before the court on a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, armed robbery, illegal possession of firearm and attempted culpable homicide which contradicted Sections 6(B), 2(2)(a), 2(3) of Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) ACT CAP RII, Law of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and 95 of Penal Code Law.
The accused were indicted following a complaint on August 7, 2018 at ‘D’ Division Police Station, Adewole, Ilorin by one Mrs Comfort Olupinla of Olorunsogo area, Ilorin that the accused attempted to rob her.
According to the complainant, the accused invaded her house with pretense of being IBEDC staff, reading electricity metres.
The complainant stated that the accused later deceived her by requesting for drinking water from her and that made them to gain entrance into her house.
She stated further that the accused attempt to kill her with a cut-to-size gun before she raised the alarm that caught the attention of passersby who got them arrested.
The Police First Information Report (FIR) stated that the accused committed the offences.
The prosecutor, Sergeant Oderinde Abideen, said investigation into the case was in progress.
He objected bail of the accused and urged the court to remand them in the prison custody pending the outcome of investigation.
The defense counsel, Barrister Onaolapo TM, prayed the court to admit the accused to bail pending the outcome of investigation.
He submitted further that the accused would not jump bail nor tamper with police investigation.
The magistrate, Mrs EK Abu, refused the bail of the accused but ordered that they should be remanded at the Federal Prison Yard, Ilorin pending the outcome of investigation.
The court adjourned the case to August 29 for further mention.
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