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Serving military officer in court for alleged robbery

Serving military officer in court for alleged robbery

The police in Ekiti on Tuesday charged Olasoji Damilola, a serving military officer, before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court over alleged armed robbery.

Damilola was charged alongside one Koki Tunde.

Bayo Ajiboye, the police prosecutor, told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 15, at a petrol station in Ado-Ekiti.

He alleged that the accused and others now at large, on the said date, while armed with guns and cutlasses, robbed a petrol station at Ado-Ekiti.

According to him, the offence contravened Section 1(a) (b) of the robbery and firearms (special provisions) law, 2004.

He added that he had duplicated and forwarded their case file to the office of the director of public prosecution (DPP), for legal advice.

The plea of the accused were not taken as their counsel, Ayorinde Busuyi, prayed the court for a short date of adjournment, pending the advice from the DPP’s office.

Modupe Afeniforo, the magistrate, ordered the remand of the accused persons in prison custody, pending the issuance of the DPP’s legal advice and adjourned the case to June 13.

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