Ondo Court remands 7 hoodlums arrested at Owo military checkpoint with weapons

The Nigerian Police on Monday arraigned seven men at Akure Magistrates’ Court over alleged possession of firearms and other dangerous weapons.

The suspects are: Balogun Ojo Samuel, 29, Jamiu Alidu,33, Olasoji Francis, 33, Sule Ojo, 30, Amodu Emmanuel Makinde,51, Omotoyinbo Segun,27 and Adejumo Ajayi Koya, 27.

Recall that the arrest of the seven occurred last month at Owo in Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The prosecution counsel, Itunu Osobu, however, told the court that the defendants were apprehended by army personnel at military checkpoint in Owo on Akoko Road on Feb.23,2024.

Osobu added that the suspects were armed with fabricated local pistols, three axes, jack knives, one cutlass, two hammers and other dangerous weapons.

He explained that the military personnel handed the defendants to Department of Security Service ( DSS) in Akure while the DSS handed over to police.

The prosecution counsel, therefore, submitted a remand application with a 16-paragraph affidavit in support of the application to the court.

The prosecution counsel told the court that the affidavit was accompanied with 11 exhibits.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the allegation.

Responding to the application, the defendants’ counsel, Mr O.A Olahanmi, prayed the court for adjournment of the case to enable him to reply to the remand application submitted by the prosecution counsel.

Ruling on the case, the court’s Magistrate, Mrs O.W Dosunmu, adjourned the case to March 27 to enable the defendants’ counsel respond to remand application filed by the prosecution.

Dosunmu added that the defendants should be remanded in police custody.

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