By Afusat Agunbiade-Oladipo
An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded two herdsmen, Abubarkar Mohammed, and Mohammed Isha, for allegedly robbing people on the Ilorin-Ogbomosho highway on Aug. 28.
Police Prosecutor, Insp. Abdullahi Sanni told the court that the suspects were arrested, following information received from residents of Olorunsogo community along the highway.
He said that investigation revealed that the accused persons were armed bandits, who had been terrorising people on the Ilorin-Ogbomosho road.
Sanni disclosed that the arrest of the two men led to the recovery of three motorcycle, five Nokia phones, one I-phone, one Sony camera, one HP laptop and jewelry.
The prosecutor said the two men were arraigned on a two-count charge of Criminal Conspiracy and Armed Robbery.
He said that the offences contravened Sections 6(B) and 1(2) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap. R11 Law of Nigeria, 2004.
He urged the court to remand the accused in prison custody, pending the outcome of investigation.
The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against them.
The Magistrate, Mrs Aminat Shittu, ordered that the suspects should be remanded at Mondala Prison Yard in Ilorin and adjourned the case until Sept. 27 for mention.