By Richard Akintade, Osogbo
Osun State Police command on Monday dragged three suspects through the Osun Magistrates’ court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, for alleged murder.
The suspects, identified as Aishat Mutiu (21), Oyewale Segun (22), Ijaye Shola (22) and others now at large were facing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, armed robbery and murder.
Police prosecutor, ASP Idoko John told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on or about October 24, 2020 at 11:00am at TUNS International Holding Limited, Osogbo.
He alleged that the accused persons did arm themselves with guns, cutlasses, iron rods, sticks and other dangerous weapons and robbed one Badmus Taofeek Olakunle of Laptops, Computer, printers, Rugs, Standing fans, Televisions, bags of salt, flour, sugar, baking soda, wall clocks, office chairs and tables, tins of yeast, two big generators, six electric oven, bread slice machines, thousands of cartons of Biscuit, pop corn machines, etc., value yet to be estimated, property of TUNS International Holding Limited, Osogbo.
The prosecutor further said that the accused persons did unlawfully shoot one Abdulrasheed Olawale with gun, which caused his death.
He stated that the offence committed was contrary to and punishable under section 6(b), 1(1)(2)(a)(b),324 and 319(1) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap RII Vol. 14 Laws of Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and criminal Code Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun State 2002.
The plea of the accused persons was not taken by the court.
Defence Counsel to the suspects are Taiwo Awokunle, Chief Bola Abimbola Ige, A.A. Adelowo and A.O. Olodo.
The Presiding Magistrate, Modupe Awodele, ordered the remand of the accused persons in Ilesa correctional center.
She ordered the police to refer the duplicate case file to the ministry of justice for legal advice.
She thereafter adjourned the matter to December 9, 2020 and transferred the matter to Magistrate court lll.