Legal Nigeria

Man remanded in prison for disarming police officers

An Osun State Magistrate court, sitting in Ilesa, presided over by Mrs Halimatu Bashiru, on Friday, remanded a 31-year-old man, Sefiu Aniwura in prison for allegedly disarming some police officers of their arms and ammunition.
Aniwura is standing trial on a six-count-charge bordering on conspiracy, robbery, and for being in possession of dangerous weapons.
While testifying in court, the prosecuting police officer, Sgt. Duro Adekunle, said the accused committed the offences on October 14, 2014, at about 3: 25 p.m., at Halleluyah Estate in Osogbo the state capital.
The prosecutor said Aniwura connived with others who are at large to rob one Onuabuchi Alexander, a Divisional Police Officer in Dada Estate.
Adekunle noted that the accused made away with the DPO’s service pistol with breach No.AO9872 and eight rounds of live ammunition.
He added that the accused also robbed one Nasiru Rasaki, an inspector of police, of his official riffle.
Aniwura was also alleged to have disposed another police officer, Abdullahi Olokooba, of his AK47 with 30 rounds of live ammunition, during the attack.
Adekunle told the court that the accused person was in possession of guns, cutlasses, charms and axes during the attack.
According to Adekunle, the offences contravened Sections 1 (1), 1(1)(2)(a)(b), 3(1) and 8(1) of the Robbery and Fire arms (Special Provision) Act, Cap R11 Vol. 14 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
When the charges were read, the accused pleaded not guilty but his plea was not taken by the Magistrate, Mrs Bashiru, as she ordered that he be remanded in prison while adjourning the case till September 16 for hearing.
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