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Trial of the remaining five suspects arrested in connection with the Offa bank robbery case continued on Friday at an Ilorin High Court with all the accused pleading not guilty to all 5-court charge brought against them.

The suspects were charged with criminal conspiracy to rob GTB, Zenith Bank, First Bank, EcoBank and Union Bank in Offa on the fifth of April, 2018, robbery of banks, conspiracy to murder; murder of nine policemen and other innocent citizens and illegal possession of firearms.

Counsel to the accused persons, Mathias Emeribe had pleaded with the court not to take their plea because he had not interacted with the suspects.

The Prosecuting Counsel and Kwara State Attorney General, Barrister Kamaldeen Ajibade (SAN) told the Court that the Police headquarters is yet to provide evidence materials needed for the trial.

The Presiding Judge, Justice Halima Saliman adjourned the trial till the 7th of January, 2019 for definite hearing to allow the prosecution counsel to produce the recording of the confessional statements of the accused person

Justice Halima Salman had earlier granted that the charge sheet be amended to exclude the name of the prime suspect, Micheal Adikwu who died in police custody.


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