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Suspected armed robber arrested for killing his gang member in Oyo

Suspected armed robber arrested for killing his gang member in Oyo

An Iyaganku Justice of the Peace’s Court docket in Ibadan on Friday November 25 ordered the remand of a 48-year-old Ajibola Akinpelu to the Ibadan Correctional Heart for alleged armed theft and homicide of a member of his gang.

Akinpelu is on trial on 5 counts bordering on conspiracy, armed theft and homicide.

The Justice of the Peace, Mrs. OA Akande, didn’t uphold the defendant’s objection to jurisdiction.

Akande ordered the police to refer the case to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), for authorized recommendation, and adjourned the case till January 10, 2023, for additional point out.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Mr. Philip Amusan, informed the courtroom that the accused and his accomplices, at the moment at massive, allegedly dedicated the offenses on September 10, between 10:30 p.m. and a pair of:30 a.m., in Egbeda space, Ibadan.

Amusan alleged that the accused and his gang members, whereas armed with weapons and cutlasses, robbed Mohammed Adamu of the sum of two million naira.

The prosecutor alleged that the accused, additionally on September 11, killed one in all his gang members, Gbenga Iroko, throughout a theft operation, deposited his physique on the accident and emergency heart of the Lagos State and fled.

He additional alleged that the accused bought charms to members of his gang to fortify himself in opposition to arrest.

He mentioned the offenses contravened Sections 6B and 1(2)(a) and (b) of the Theft and Firearms Acts of Nigeria, 2004.

Amusan mentioned the crimes additionally contravene Part 213 of the Felony Legal guidelines of Nigeria, 1990, and Part 319 of the Felony Legal guidelines of Oyo State, 2000.

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