Three people – Aishat Mutiu, 21; Oyewale Segun, 22; and Ijaye Shola, 22 – were on Monday remanded in the Ilesa Custodial Centre over the murder of a worker of TUNS Farm, Osogbo, on the day hoodlums laid siege to the farm.
The defendants appeared before an Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo on four counts bordering on armed robbery, conspiracy and murder.
The police prosecutor, John Idoko, said the defendants committed the offence on October 24, 2020, around 11am at TUNS International Holdings Limited, Osogbo.
He said the accused persons, while armed with weapons, including guns, robbed one Taofeek Badmus of laptops, printers, rugs, standing fans, televisions, bags of salt, flour, sugar and baking soda.
Idoko added that the defendants also carted away items that included wall clocks, office chairs and tables, tins of yeast, two big generators, six electric ovens, slice bread machines, cartons of biscuit and popcorn machines belonging to the company.
He further accused the defendants of causing the death of one Abdulrasheed Olawale after they shot him with a gun.
According to him, the offences are punishable under sections 6(b), 1(1)(2)(a)(b),324 and 319(1) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap. RII Vol.14 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, and Criminal Code Cap. 34 Vol. ll Law of Osun State 2002.
The pleas of the defendants were not taken owing to the nature of the crime.
The magistrate, Modupe Awodele, remanded them in the Ilesa Custodial Centre and directed the police to duplicate the case file and send to the Ministry of Justice for legal advice.
The matter was adjourned till December 9, 2020.
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