A Magistrate’s court sitting in Osogbo on Tuesday remanded a teenager, Isaac Awe Timileyin, and three other members of his gang, for allegedly robbing a man, Adekanmi Taiwo Uthman at gun point at a corpers’ lodge in Osogbo, Osun State.
Timileyin and others- Ojo Ayobami, 21; Rotimi Adedeji, 39; and 26-year-old Segun Adelabi-were dragged to the court by the police in the state for armed robbery.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Olusegun Elisha, informed the court that the accused persons attacked Uthman while driving his Toyota Camry with registration number APP 780 B and dispossessed him of his vehicle.
Elisha argued that while they were armed with one locally made single barrel gun and one live cartridge, the gang members also robbed their victim of one infinix hot phone, a wallet containing a school identity card of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, a driver’s licence, voter card and three Automated Teller Machine cards of the First Bank, Wema and GTbank.
The prosecutor further noted that the accused persons also robbed the owner of the document of the vehicle, adding that the vehicle was valued N1,150,000 while the phone was valued N24,500.
Elisha said items stolen totaled N1,185,000.
The count four of the charge slammed against the accused persons alleged that they attempted to kill Uthman while robbing him of his belongings at Corpers’ lodge area, Dada Estate in Osogbo.
According to the prosecutor, the accused persons attacked their victim and stabbed him with broken bottle on his head and right hand, after robbing him on April 18, 2017.
Elisha argued that the accused persons committed an offence contrary to Sections 1(2), 516, 3, 8, 27(1)(b) and 320 of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap, RII, Vol. II, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
Meanwhile, the plea of the accused persons, who were represented by their counsel, Najite Okobe, was not taken owing to the magnitude of the offence they were charged for.
Magistrate Olubukola Awodele ordered that they be remanded in Ilesa Prisons and adjourned the matter till November 24 for mention.