Court remands 24-yr-old man in correctional facility over alleged armed robbery, murder

A Magistrate Court, sitting in Okuku of Odo Otin local government area of Osun State, on Tuesday ordered that a 24-year old man, identified as Lukman Tijani Opeyemi be remanded in a correctional facility.

Opeyemi was docked on a seven-count charge bothering on armed robbery, stealing, murder, intent to kill, attempt to escape from custody, unlawful damage of police properties.

According to the charge sheet, the Police prosecutor, ASP Mustapha Tajudeen said “you, Lukman Tijani Opeyemi on July 21, 2020, 11.00 pm, at Shekinat Area, Inisha, did arm yourself with a cutlass, screw pliers and others dangerous weapons and robbed one Oyerinde Tunde Solomon of his Wema Bank ATM card and did use it to withdraw the sum of N300,000.

“That you unlawfully stabbed one Oyediran Sarah, Adeniran Toyin and Onifade favour to death. The offence contravened sections 1 subsection 1(2) subsection A&B, 319(1), 320, 509 and 451.”

Presiding Magistrate O. B Adediwura ordered that the defendant be remanded in Ilesa correctional centre and adjourned the case to September 21, 2020 for mention.

He also ordered the police prosecutor to duplicate the case file and send the same to the office of DPP at Abeere, Osogbo for legal advice.



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