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Court Remands Man, 32, In Prison Over Alleged Robbery




An Ilorin Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered the remand of Babatunde Omotosho, 32, in Oke-kura Prison.

Chief Magistrate Ibiwoye Olawoyin who gave the order also adjourned the case until Dec. 20, for mention.

Omotosho was arraigned before Olawoyin on a four-count charge of alleged criminal conspiracy, assault, robbery, and suspected to be a member of a secret cult.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Alhassan Jibrin, had told the court that the case was transferred from the Divisional Police Headquarters, Ganmo Division, to the state CIID in Ilorin for discreet investigation.

Jibrin said that the complainant, Goodluck Samuel of Ganmo Area, alleged that the accused and some others now at large attacked him and attempted to initiate him into the `Eiye’ Secret Cult.

He added that the accused also forcefully collected Samuel’s Infinix cell phone valued at N45, 000 and N15, 600.

The prosecutor said that during police investigation, the complainant’s cell phone was found with the accused.

He also said that the police discovered that the accused and his gang belonged to a secret cult that had been terrorising people in Ganmo Area.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 2, 97, 265, and 298 of the Penal Code and was punishable under Section 14 of Secret Cult and Secret Societies Law of 2016.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences. (NAN)