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Ibadan Court Remands 21-Year Old Man Over Gun Possession


An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan on Monday, January 24, 2022 was reported to have remanded one Gabriel Owolade at the correctional centre, over alleged unlawful possession of a gun.

The 21-year old man, whose residential address was not provided, is facing two counts charge of conspiracy and unlawful possession of a gun.

Meanwhile, the Magistrate, O. A. Enilolobo; who did not take the plea of the defendant due to lack of jurisdiction, ordered the remand of Owolade at Abolongo Correctional Centre, Oyo pending the legal opinion of the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

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She, thereafter, adjourned the matter till Feb. 3, 2022 for mention.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Olusegun Adegboye told the court that Owolade and others at large on Jan. 5, at about noon, at Alawada area, Yemetu, Ibadan, allegedly conspired together to commit the act.

Adegboye said the defendant was alleged to have unlawfully in his possession, one locally made cut to size gun, which he had been using for armed robbery.

The prosecutor therefore said the offences contravened Section 3 and 6(b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap R11, Vol.14, Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.

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