A magistrates’ court sitting in Kano has ordered the remand of a man, Abdul Adamu Kurna, for allegedly breaking into a house owned by Alhaji Habibu Surajo in Kurna neighbourhood and stealing money and other valuables.
The prosecutor told the court that the accused and his friends trespassed into Surajo’s house and injured him in the process of stealing N327,000 and two phones worth 190,000, noting that only Adamu was caught as his accomplices were at large.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Magistrate, Malam Alkassim Nazir Dan Pillo, ordered his remand until December 28, 2023.
Similarly, a magistrates’ court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, has ordered the remand of a 28-year-old man, Adu Ariyo, over conspiracy, robbery and attempted murder.
Ariyo was reasonably suspected to have committed the offences of conspiracy, robbery and attempted murder of Akinbami Marian, Apadaba Fehintola and Akinwumi Mary in Ado-Ekiti between October 24 and November 7.
In her statement to the police, one of the victims, Akinbami Marian, said, “I am a trader. I closed for the day’s work and was going home alongside my two kids, I noticed a bike coming towards us. When the bike man got to us, he held my bag and brought out a cutlass from under his motorcycle. He cut the bag’s handle with the cutlass and ran away. The bag contained N250, 000, a bunch of keys, First Bank and Moniepoint ATM cards, among others. I recognised his face with the aid of a torchlight in my hand.
“On the third day I heard that a thief had been arrested. When I came out to check, it was the same man. He was identified by two other victims.”
The prosecutor, ASP Caleb Leramo, told the court that the defendant was a serial robber who had been terrorising residents of the Olokemeji area of Ado-Ekiti.
He asked the court to remand the defendant pending advice from the DPP.
The Magistrate, Saka Afunso, granted the order and adjourned the case to January 23, 2024.