A magistrates’ court sitting in Ado Ekiti has ordered the remand of Anifowose Taoheeb, a 34-year-old man, in the state correctional centre over alleged conspiracy and armed robbery.


NAN reports that Elijah Dejare, the prosecutor and inspector of police, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on February 15 at about 1:30 a.m. in Oye-Ekiti.

He said Taoheeb conspired to rob Joy Ogunruku, Jecinta Ukali and Daniel Ajibola, who are all students of the Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE).

Adejare said that the offences contravened Sections 314 and 312(2)(a)(b) of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, 2021.


Quoting Ogunrunku’s testimony, the prosecutor said: “My friend, Jecinta, and I came out of our room to take fresh breeze around 1:30 a.m. and suddenly, we saw three boys putting on nose mask.

“I later got to know the name of the third boy as Toheeb Anifowose, who brought out a cut-to-size pistol and pointed it at me,” he added.

“He (Anifowose) shouted ‘give me your phone’. The two other boys were with Jecinta and demanded her phone also.


“They asked us to stand up but I refused, and that was when they started beating us and dragged us away after collecting my iPhone XR and hiding it in the bush.

“The two boys ran away, while I held the other one. Jecinta then freed herself and went to call other students who came to my rescue and he was arrested.”

The prosecutor urged the court to remand the defendant to the Ado-Ekiti correctional centre, pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

In his judgement, Bankole Oluwasanmi, the chief magistrate, ordered the remand of the defendant in the correctional centre, pending the issuance of legal advice.


He also adjourned the matter till March 27 for mention.

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