Court remands man over alleged theft of 50 gallons of palm oil
An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun on Thursday remanded one Timothy Elugbindin, 44, over alleged robbery of 50 gallons of palm oil at gun point.
The Prosecutor, Asp. Joseph Adebayo told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 10, 2020, around 5a.m., at Odemuyiwa Village via Ifetedo.
Adebayo said that the defendant conspired with others now at large to commit felony to wit: Armed Robbery.
He added that the defendant armed himself with gun and other dangerous weapons and robbed one Fatai Adeyeni of 50 gallons of palm oil and two bags of cocoa beans.
According to him, other stolen goods are: 3 bags of palm kernel seeds, goats and hospital equipment, total valued N10 million.
According to him, the defendant willfully set the dwelling house of Chief Fatai Adeyeni ablaze.
The Prosecutor stated further that the offence was contrary to and punishable under sections 1 (1) and 6(b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap R11, Laws of Nigeria, 2004.
Adebayo added that the offence also contravened sections 1(1), (2), (a), (b) and 443 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The plea of the defendant was not taken, in spite of the fact that his defence counsel, Mr Obi Samuel announced his appearance.
Magistrate Joseph Owolawi did not grant the bail of the defendant on the ground that his court lacks jurisdiction to hear the armed robbery case.
Owolawi, therefore, ordered for the remand of the defendant at the State Criminal Investigation Intelligent Department (SCIID).
He adjourned the case until June 24, for mention.