Offa robbery: Court adjourns case for security reason

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A Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin yesterday adjourned resumed trial of Offa robbery suspects, citing security reports.

The presiding judge, Justice Halimat Salman, said: “reports reaching us are not favourable for the continuation of the case today. I don’t have anything doing, but the court had to rise for the case to continue tomorrow (today).

“For the security of the suspects and all of us here, I have to rise. May God spare our lives till tomorrow (today) for the continuation of hearing.”

The five accused persons standing trial in connection with the April 5, 2018 bank robbery in Offa, Offa Local Government Area of the state: Ayoade Akinnibosun, Ibikunle Ogunleye, Adeola Abraham, Salaudeen Azeez and Niyi Ogundiran were in court.

In his evidence-in-chief, Inspector Hassan said the confessional statement of the first suspect (Ayoade Akinnibosun) indicted the governor’s chief of staff, Babatunde Abdulwahab; the political adviser to the governor, Lekan Alabi and one Adeola Omiyale.

He added the first suspect alleged that he got the AK47 rifles allegedly used in the robbery incident from the aforementioned people.

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