Five men on Thursday appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate court over alleged armed robbery and possession of illegal arms.
Police Prosecutor, Caleb Leranmo gave the names of the accused as Faroye Ojo (30), Aikesoro Ojo (27), Ilesanmi Dada (26), Ojo Akinwumi (26) and Mayowa Asaolu (27).
He said that the accused committed the offence about 12.13 am on September 16 at Efon-Alaaye Ekiti in Efon Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
The police prosecutor had earlier said that the accused were in possession of unlawful arms such as guns, cutlass and other offensive weapons
According to him, the offence contravened Section 3(1) of the Robbery and Firearms, Act Cap R 11, Laws of Federation 2004.
He added that he had duplicated their case files and sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.
The defendant plea were not taken as their counsel, Mr Rotimi Agbaje sought for a date of adjournment.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr Aderopo Adegboye ordered that the defendants be remanded in prison custody.
He adjourned the case to October 4, for mention.
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