An Ado Ekiti Magistrates ’ Court has remanded three men in prison for allegedly robbing three students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti .
The suspects , Deji Omotayo , 20; Chidibere Ifeanyi , 22 ; and Bolaji Usman, 25, appeared before the court for alleged armed robbery and are facing one count of armed robbery .
The magistrate , Mrs Modupe Afeniforo , who ordered the remand of the accused persons, adjourned the case till June 28 for mention.
When the matter came up on Friday, the police prosecutor , Inspector Oriyomi Akinwale , told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 6 , 2019 , in Ado Ekiti.
Akinwale alleged that the accused conspired and robbed three students of the polytechnic, who are living off campus at the Erinfun area of Ado Ekiti.
He stated , “ The accused persons, who were armed with dangerous weapons such as cutlasses , robbed the students of their phones , laptops and other valuables.
“ The offence contravenes Section 2 (1 ) (a ) and (b) of the Robbery and Firearm Act Cap R II Laws of the Federation of Nigeria , 2004. ”