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2016 bank robbery: Osun Court begins hearing Thursday

Barely two years after the bank robbery that led to the death of two policemen and seven other people in Ikirun, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun state, the prosecution have set to properly arraign the suspects before the state High Court.
The suspects, Nuhu Jimoh, Ndubisi David, Aderibigbe Oluwaseun and Ogundunmade Kayode, were charged for conspiracy, armed robbery and murder.

They were said to have robbed Skye Bank, Ikirun on February 12, 2016 and took away N13.5million.
The accused were also alleged of robbing First Bank, Ikirun on the same date and took away N26.5million.
The police alleged that the accused, during the robbery, killed Police Cpl Oyewo Sunday, Cpl Olokede Victor, Elusoji Olabode and Adeyeye Oluwafemi.
Though, the accused have been arraigned before the Magistrate Court and since then been transfered to the High Court who has the power to try capital offence of that nature.
When the matter came up on Wednesday, a legal aid counsel, Mrs. oluyemisi Akintajuwa, urged the court to hear the application for bail of the second and fourth accused, David and Kayode.
She informed the court that Kayode has a mental challenge, praying the court to release him on bail for medical treatment.
The state Counsels, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Ajibola Basiru and an Assistant Chief State Counsel, Biodun Badiora, informed the court that counsel to the first and third accused have not been coming to court, hence the delay in the hearing of the matter.
However, Mr. Ogundari, promised to represent the first and third accused person in the interest of justice.
Speaking with our correspondent after the court sitting, Badiora explained that the accused must be represented because of the seriousness of the offense which he said, carried a death sentence.
However, Justice Jide Falola, adjourned the matter to Thursday November 2, 2017 for ruling on the bail application and hearing of the matter.

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