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Court Remands Ondo Monarch Over Alleged Armed Robbery 



By Niyi Olutunde, Akure

The Ondo state police command on Tuesday arraigned Oba Oluwanbe Ojagbohunmi of Ayetoro Community in Ilaje Local Government Area of the state before an Akure Chief Magistrate Court over an alleged armed robbery.

Ojagbohunmi was said to have committed the offences between January 11, 2018 between 9:00am and 11:00am and between October 7, 2018 till date at Ayetoro Community.

The state CID prosecutor, Olatunji Kazeem told the court that the monarch and others at large armed with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons and conspired to rob five different people of the sum of 1,593,000.

According to him, the offences contrary to and punishable under section 1(1)2(a)and (b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act, Cap R 11 laws of the Federation of Nigeria,2004. And section 320(1), 443(a)(1) of the Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Vol.1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria,2006.  And section 15(2)(a)(b) of the Chief Law of Ondo State,2006.

The CID prosecutor said, “Ojagbohunmi and other at large while been armed with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons did rob one Ajimijere Ayodele of his Tiger Generator valued N28,000 and cash sum of N160,000.

“Also rob one Temitope Olowodasa the sum of N270,000, one Igoli Akinlana the sum of N635,000; one Otunba Dele Kudehinbu the sum of N150,000 kept in his brief case and one Akinluwa Rachael the sum of N350,000 kept in her brief case.

“Shoot one Olu Obolo in the leg and matcheting him at the rear pelvic girdle and sprayed the building of one Tobase Ayoposi with petrol set it ablaze and destroyed the building.

“Did allow yourself to be installed as the Oba  Ogeloyinbo of Ayetoro Community and thereafter paraded yourself as the Oba Ogeloyinbo having not been approved by the Executive Council of Ondo State.”

Kazeem however prayed the court to remand the accused monarch in the prison custody.

Counsel to the accused monarch, Mr Olusola Oke, sought for the application of motion.

The presiding magistrate Olanipekun Mayomi therefore granted the application and said the monarch should be remanded in CID custody till January 24, 2019 for the application of motion.

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