An Ilorin Magistrate’s court has remanded two suspected thieves, Lukman Olamilekan, 34 of Orita Challenge, Ibadan, Oyo State and Waheed Alamu, 44 of Agaka area, Ilorin, Kwara State at the Federal Prison Yard, Ilorin for allegedly attempting to steal a cow.
The accused were said to have criminally conspired with one Abiodun Salihu, who is currently undergoing investigation for the offences of kidnapping and armed robbery at the Osun State Command.
The long arm of the law caught up with the accused when they were, on August 14, 2018, intercepted by a joint team of police and vigilante patrol along Fulani Camp at Owu-Isin, Kwara State.
According to the police, at about 9.00 pm, a team of policemen attached to Owu-Isin police station, Kwara State on joint patrol with a vigilante group, intercepted a Bedford van, registration number AKD 396 XW Lagos, in which Lukman (first accused) Abiodun Salihu, Adedokun Fatai, Waheed (second accused) and Abdulwaheed Bello were the occupants of the van.
The police stated that when the accused sighted the policemen, they took off on their heels.
Police First Information Report (FIR) stated that investigation conducted at the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Ilorin, led to the arrest of Waheed (second accused) in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The FIR stated further that Abiodun Salihu has been handed over to the Osun State Police Command, while Abdulateef Bello and one Joola, confessed to the police that they came to their late father’s camp at Owu-Isin to steal a cow.
The accused were brought before the court on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and attempted stealing, contrary to Sections 97 and 95 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The prosecutor, Inspector Ayeni Gbenga, told the court that investigation into the case was ongoing and he prayed the court to remand the accused in prison custody pending the outcome of investigation.
The defence counsel, Barrister AS Abdullahi Jimba, prayed the court to admit the accused to bail pending the determination of the case.
Magistrate GM Kamson, however, acceded to the submission of the prosecutor and ordered that the accused be remanded at the Federal Prison Yard, Ilorin until September 9, 2018 when the case would come up for further mention.
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