‘Okada’ Rider, Others Remanded For Stealing, Felony
Gone are the days when unemployed criminals dominate the four walls of prison environment, it has today also become a constituency of gainfully and self-employed youths.
These are abled individuals who deemed it fit to brush aside the due process of success, take a fast lane and register their names in the list of happening guys in their respective domains.
But in every first move, there is always the last one and its consequence can be very dire.
That is the story of 33-year-old commercial motorcyclist Olaosebikan Akinwale, Deji Ibiyemi, 34, a printer, Francis Eze, 27, a bricklayer and Aderemi Ayeka, 25, a barber who were remanded in prison custody by Okitipupa magistrate court, Ondo state.
The four men are standing trial on a four-count charge of conspiracy, felony, stealing and threat to life.
According to the prosecutor, sergeant Ayodeji Omoyeigha, they had, on July 7 around 8:30pm at Sharon Rose Junction in Okitipupa, attempted to steal a red Qlink motorcycle with registration no: Ondo 751 YA valued at N150,000 from the owner, one John Sampson.
He added that the four men also threatened to kill one Florence Iluyemi with cutlass who saw them in the act and raised an alarm.
The Magistrate, Mr Chris Ojuola, who gave the remand order, said the defendants should be in prison custody until Aug. 16, pending the determination of their bail terms.
A native of the town who pleaded anonymity confirmed how the quartet have been terrorising the community with their nefarious acts.
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