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Court remands 3 over alleged robbery, arson in Osun

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An Ifetedo Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Tuesday remanded three men for alleged armed robbery and arson.

The defendants are Omisope Bukola, 25; Sogo Elusoji, 45 and Owolabi Rafiu, 55.

The Prosecutor, ASP Joseph Adebayo, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on March 3 at about 5:00am at Odemuyiwa Village in Ife South Local Government Area of Osun.

Adebayo alleged that the defendants conspired among themselves to commit armed robbery and arson.

He alleged that the defendants, while armed with guns and other dangerous weapons, robbed one Chief Fatai Adeyeni, the Baale Aye Arode Village, of 50 gallons of palm oil.

The prosecutor told the court that the defendants also stole the victim’s bags of cocoa beans and palm kernel seeds as well as goats.

He further alleged that the defendants willfully and unlawfully set the victim’s house on fire, burning his properties which included government-owned hospital equipment kept in his custody.

Adebayo told the court  that the total value of the stolen properties and the burnt hospital equipment were valued at N10 million.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 1(1), 2(a) and 6(b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap R11 Vol 14, Laws of the Federation, 2004 and 443 and 516, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The plea of the defendants were not taken.

The Magistrate, Mr Joseph Owolawi, ordered the remand of the defendants in ‘ A’ Division Police Station, Moore, Ile-Ife, saying his court lacked  jurisdiction to hear the case.

He adjourned the case till June 24 for mention.

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Edited By: Kevin Okunzuwa/Mufutau Ojo (NAN)
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