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Adamawa court remands 9 men for robbery

A Chief Magistrate court in Adamawa State has remanded nine men at a correctional centre in Yola on charges of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.

The Chief Magistrate Court I sitting in Yola issued the remand order after the presiding judge, Magistrate Mohammed Fufore, received the defendants as arraigned by the prosecuting police officers: Inspector S. S. Nicholas and ASP Francis Audu.

Seven of the defendants: Abdulwahab Abdulkarim, Musa Mohammed, Ibrahim Buba, Mallamjo Yunusa, Haruna Umar, Musa Buba and Sumai Buba pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The seven were arraigned on the same First Information Report tendered in court by Inspector S. S. Nicholas; while two other defendants: Samson John and Babangida Mohammed were arraigned by ASP Francis Audu for the offences of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.

Samson John pleaded guilty while Babangida Mohammed pleaded not guilty.

Arraigning his seven defendants, Inspector Nicholas told the court that they were found in possession of two cutlasses, two knives, a horn and a razor blade.

According to him, the seven were arrested by a team of police officers who raided Yola South’s main market on 17th May 2024.

While arraigning the other two defendants, ASP Francis Audu said they were arrested on 13th May 2024, by a local hunter who handed them over to the police.

He said that the hunter had while passing along Galaxy Hotel in Numan sighted Samson standing beside the road and on enquiry he confessed conspiring with the second defendant as well as two mother people currently at large to engage in armed robbery activities.

After the plea of the defendants, the presiding judge adjourned the case to the 3rd of June 2024.