Offa robbery: suspects plead not guilty


SUSPECTED five armed robbers allegedly involved in the April 5, 2018, deadly bank robbery in Offa town Kwara state have pleaded not guilty to the five-count charges preferred against them at the state High Court, Ilorin.

When the matter came up for further mention on Friday, the accused persons, Ayoade Akinibosun, Ademola Abraham, Ibikunle Ogunleye, Niyi Ogundiran and Salahu Azeez, were represented by Mathias Emeribe, as the only defence counsel.

Two of the suspects, Salahudeen Azeez and Ademola Abraham, were even dramatic while pleading their innocence in the deadly bank robbery during the court session, seeking protection of Almighty Allah from Satan to reject the accusations by saying, “ahusu bilahi mina shayitan rojeem”, when the charges were preferred against them.

The five-count charges preferred against the five suspects included conspiracy to commit robbery of five…

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