71 suspected looters docked in Ilorin

Seventy-one suspected hoodlums who allegedly looted COVID-19 palliatives at Agro Mall and Cargo Terminal in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital were on Tuesday arraigned at an Ilorin Magistrate Court.

The suspects were charged for criminal conspiracy, trespass, belonging to a gang of thieves, mischief, voluntarily causing grievous hurt, theft and disturbance of public peace.

The Police prosecutor, Inspector Nasir Yusuf, told the court that the defendants were arrested on Friday and Saturday at the Agro Mall and Cargo Terminal when they were looting the palliatives.

He said that investigation was still ongoing over the matter while he left the bail of the suspects to the discretion of the court.

Magistrate Mohammed Ibrahim, who presided over the matter, however, granted the suspects bail in the sum of N200,000 each and two sureties in the like sum while the matter was adjourned till November 18, 2020.

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