Idoani Bank Robbery: Ondo Court Remands Five Suspects

By: Oluwatosin Adesola

A chief Magistrate court sitting at Oke-Eda in Akure, the Ondo State capital has remanded in Police custody five persons for alleged involvement in the bloody Idoani Bank robbery two weeks ago which claimed seven lives.

Although six of them were arraigned on a seven count charge by the
Ondo state police command, one of them was said to be at large.

The suspects are: Isiah Yusuf, Joshua Egumah Abuse, Iris Alli Abdullahi, Philip Adeni, Odeh Friday Francis and Peter ufomadu

Chief Magistrate Victoria Bob-Manuel after listening to arguments from both the prosecuting and defence counsels remanded the suspects in the police custody till 2nd of next month pending the advice from the office of State Director of Public Prosecution.

In charge signed by Chief Supretendent of Police, CSP Olawoye Ezekiel said the suspects committed the following offences:

Count 1 That you , Isiah Yusuf , Joshua Egumah Abuse, Iris Alli Abdullahi, Philip Adeni, Odeh Friday Francis, Peter ufomadu amd others at large on the 8th day of April 2019 at about 2:30pm at First bank Plc Idoani in One state magisterial district did conspire together to commit felony to wit Armed robbery and thereby committed an offend to and punishable under section 6a and b of the Robbery and firearms Act cap RII laws of the federation of Nigeria 2004.

Count 2 That you Isiah Yusuf , Joshua Egumah Abuse, Iris Alli Abdullahi, Philip Adeni, Odeh Friday Francis, Peter ufomadu amd others at large, on the same day, date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district did conspire together to commit felony to wit murder contrary to and punishable under section 324 of the criminal code cap 37 vol.1 law of Ondostate of Nigeria 2006

Count 3 That you Isiah Yusuf , Joshua Egumah Abuse, Iris Alli Abdullahi Philip Adeni, Odeh Friday Francis, Peter ufomadu amd others at large,while armed with guns, charms, hijab, and other offensive weapons did attack and rob First bank Plc, Idoani cash unspecified amount and other valuable items yet to be estimated and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 1 and 2, a and b of robbery firearms (Special provision) Act cap RII Law of Federation of Nigeria 2004

Count 4 That you Isiah Yusuf , Joshua Egumah Abuse, Iris Alli Abdullahi, Philip Adeni, Odeh Friday Francis, Peter ufomadu amd others at large,while armed with guns , charms and other offensive weapons did kill Adewale Akinwale, Sunday Adeyemi, Bake Soga, Babson Basil, Ehinloju Rafiu, Olusola Olulore, and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 316 (1) and punishable under section 319 criminal code cap 37 volume 1 law of Ondo state of Nigeria.

Count 5 That you Isiah Yusuf , Joshua Egumah Abuse, Iris Alli Abdullahi Philip Adeni, Odeh Friday Francis, Peter ufomadu amd others at large on the 19th April 2019 at about 2:00pm at Iro street , Akure in the Akure magisterial district did conspire together to commit felony to wit Attempted robbery and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 6 a and b of the robbery and firearms Act Cap RII law of federation of Nigeria.

Count 6 That you Isiah Yusuf , Joshua Egumah Abuse, Iris Alli Abdullahi, Philip Adeni, Odeh Friday Francis, Peter ufomadu amd others at large, on the same day , time and place in aforementioned magisterial district whilearmed with cit to size guns , two locally made pistols and other offensive weapons did attempt to rob one cocoa warehouse and there’s committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 6 a and b of the robbery and firearms Act Cap RII law of federation of Nigeria.

Count 7 That you Isiah Yusuf , Joshua Egumah Abuse, Iris Alli Abdullahi, Philip Adeni, Odeh Friday Francis, Peter ufomadu and others at large on the same day , time and place in aforementioned magisterial district whilearmed with cit to size guns , which you cannot give satisfactory account of how you come about it and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 3 of the robbery and firearms.

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