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Bank Robbery: Ekiti Court Remands Man For 30 Days

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An Ekiti State Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ado Ekiti has granted an order to remand 49 year old Ajewole Peter in the Nigerian Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti for alleged offence of armed robbery on a bank among other offences.

According to the charge, Ajewole Peter was reasonably suspected to have committed offence of armed robbery on WEMA Bank, Iyin Ekiti Branch on 2nd of October, 2020 around 3:45p.m and unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition.

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Moving his ex-parte application, Police Prosecutor, Inspector Oriyomi Akinwale urged the court to grant the remand order to allow Police complete their investigation and forward the duplicate case file to office of Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.

Speaking further, he said, the offence contravenes section 1 (2) (a) and (b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap 398 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and section 27 (b) (i) and (ii) of the Firearms Act, 2004.

In his statement to the Police, the defendant confessed to have committed the offence alongside Omotoyinbo Samuel, Oluwafemi Shayo, Seun Adere and others who are members of his gang on the said date. 

He said further, that, he changed his sim card when he heard that other members of the gang has been arrested and relocated to Ilesa in Osun State before my eventual arrest on 2nd day of June, 2022.

Delivering his ruling, Magistrate Bankole Oluwasanmi ordered that the accused person be taken to the Federal Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti and therein remanded for an initial period of one month from 26th of August, 2022.

The case has been adjourned till the 27th of September, 2022 for mention.


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