Five of the suspects involved in the robbery of several banks in Offa, Kwara State on April 5, 2018, have pleaded not guilty to all the charges levied against them.
The suspects who were arraigned at the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, on Friday, pleaded not guilty to five counts of conspiracy, robbery, illegal possession of two AK- 47 firearms and culpable homicide.
Their lawyer, Mr Mathias Abaribe had asked that he be given a week to enable him meet with his clients and prepare for their defence, but the prosecutor raised objections to the request.
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The Presiding Judge, Justice Halimah Salma has, however, adjourned the case till January 7, 2019, for the commencement of definite trial.
This development comes days after the Police confirmed the death of one of the…
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