An Ile-Ife Magistrates Court on Thursday remanded 44-year-old Timothy Elugbindin in police custody over alleged armed robbery and theft of 50 gallons of palm oil worth N10 million.
The Police Prosecutor, ASP Joseph Adebayo informed the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 10, 2020, around 5:00 am at Odemuyiwa village via Ifetedo.
He contended that the defendant conspired with others who are now at large to commit felony to wit armed robbery by arming themselves with guns and other dangerous weapons and robbed one Fatai Adeyeni of 50 gallons of palm oil and two bags of cocoa beans.
According to Adebayo, other stolen goods included three bags of palm kernel seeds, goats and hospital equipment valued at N10 million, adding that the defendants willfully set the residence of Chief Fatai Adeyeni ablaze.
He further maintained that the offences were contrary to and punishable under sections 1 (1) and 6(b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap R11, Laws of Nigeria, 2004.
Adebayo also added that the offences also contravened sections 1(1), (2), (a), (b) and 443 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.
However, the plea of the defendant was not taken, even though his defence counsel, Barrister Obi Samuel announced appearance for him.
Magistrate Joseph Owolawi declined to grant the defendant bail.
Owolawi subsequently ordered for the remand of the defendant at the State Criminal Investigation Intelligent Department (SCID) and adjourned the case to June 24, for mention.
YOU SHOULD NOT MISS THESE HEADLINES FROM NIGERIAN TRIBUNE
WHO Considers Madagascar’s COVID Organics For Clinical Observation
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is considering Madagascar’s COVID Organics for clinical observation process. The President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina made this known on Wednesday, saying that he and the Director-General of WHO, Tedros Ghebreyesus, had a successful interaction on COVID Organics… Read full story
‘Why Madagascar Herbal Medicine For COVID-19 May Not Be Fake’
CHAIRMAN, Research and Development Committee on the Oyo State and University of Ibadan collaboration on the development of herbal remedies for COVID-19, Professor Oluwasegun Ademowo has said that although the ‘COVID Organic’, Madagascar herbal medicine recorded its first death on Saturday… Read full story
Nationwide Blackout Looms As Electricity Workers Threaten Strike
A nationwide blackout is imminent as electricity workers, under the aegis of National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), have vowed to down tool if the Police and other security operatives continue to lay siege at their offices across the federation as witnessed early Wednesday morning… Read full story
OAU Gets Full Accreditation For Law, Dentistry, Others
The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the full accreditation for the faculties of Law, Dentistry, Basic Medical Sciences, Social Sciences and Science at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife. The confirmation was made known to Tribune Online in a press release signed by the university’s Public… Read full story
COVID-19: NLC Inaugurates Situation Room To Protect Jobs
The Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kaduna branch has inaugurated a situation room in order to protect workers from losing their jobs following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country. The state chairman, comrade Ayuba Magaji Suleiman, said the same committee was inaugurated at the national body… Read full story