The Police on Friday arraigned five suspects linked to a bank robbery at Mpape area of the federal capital territory (FCT), Abuja.
The arraigned suspects, Ehizo Larry, Princewill Obinna, Elijah David, Timothy Joe, and Ernest Ewin pleaded not guilty a five-count charge of armed robbery, attempted armed robbery and illegal possession of firearms.
They were arraigned before Ajoke Adepoju, judge of a federal capital territory high court in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja.
In December 2018, the suspects attempted to rob a branch of First bank in Mpape but were unsuccessful.
While one was shot dead by the police when he attempted to escape, the others were arrested at the scene of crime.
James Idachaba, the police counsel, asked for a week’s adjournment to prepare for trial. He told the court that the prosecution would be calling seven witnesses to prove its case.
“Our case is very easy because the defendants were caught in the act,” he said.
The judge fixed March 13 for trial and ordered that the suspects be remanded in prison custody.
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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