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A magistrate Court in Ibadan was told how the Police recovered 50 exotic cars from a gang of suspected armed robbers, four of whom have been caught while other members of the gang are believed to be on the run.

The suspects caught are Adio Hammed 39 years, Adekola Yusuf 32 years, Ojo Adisa 44 years and Gbadamosi Sodiq 27 years. They were arrested, interrogated and charged to the Magistrate Court 1 at Iwo Road, Ibadan Oyo State. The charges included armed robbery and unlawful dispossession of cars from different people in Ibadan.

The four suspects and others now at large face four charges that; on the 29th May 2018 at about 6:00pm at Akobo area of Ibadan, in Ibadan Magisterial District did conspire together to commit felony to wit; armed robbery and thereby committed and offence contrary to and punishable under section 6(B) of the robbery and firearms special provision Act Cap R II volume 14 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004.

They were also charged for arming themselves with guns, jack knives and other dangerous weapons at attacking one Mr. Adegbesan Ifedayo, dispossessed him of his Toyota Corolla car with registration number LND 7..FF valued at N2,300.000 (US$ 6,388.88) Samsung JS prime valued N70,000 (US$ 194.44), one Nokia 103 cell phone valued N5,000 (US$ 13.88) and one Gold chain valued at N10,000 (US$ 27.77) at the same date, time and place and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 1(2) of the robbery and firearms special provision Act Cap R II volume 14 laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004.

The third charge was that on another day, the 17th of June 2018 at 9:20 pm at Iyanna Church area of Ibadan in the Ibadan Magisterial District did conspire together to commit felony to wit; armed robbery and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 6(B) of the robbery and firearms special provision Act R II volume 14 Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004.

The last count narrated that the suspects did attack Mr. Saheed Eniola and also dispossessed him of his unregistered Toyota Corolla car valued at N2,950,000.00 (US$8,194.44), one Samsung Galaxy X7 valued at N140,000.00 (US$ 388.88) and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 1(2) of the robbery and firearms special provision Act R II volume 14 laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004.

No plea was no taken by the court from the defendants because they were charged for major crimes which carry death penalty.

The investigating police officer – IPO, Inspector Fagbuyi Kolawole from Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad FSARS, Oyo State had told the court that about 50 cars were recovered from the notorious gang during police investigations. He further said one of the victims has officially retrieved his car and has been using it again. He narrated that the suspects were traced and captured after their last operation on the 17th of June 2018 at Iyanna Church area, Ibadan. The IPO assured that other suspects who are now at large would soon be arrested.

Chief Magistrate Taiwo Olaniran ordered that the case be stalled to enable the receipt of legal advice on the charges from the State Ministry of Justice and that the accused persons should be remanded at Agodi Prison. The case was adjourned to the 8th of October,2018.

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