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Offa Robbery: Defence Counsel Announces Withdrawal From Case

Channels Television  
Updated November 14, 2018

A Magistrate Court sitting in Ilorin has ruled that the five suspects arrested for the Offa robbery attack have a case to answer, even as their counsel has announced his withdrawal from the suit.

Counsel to the accused persons, Barrister Abdulrasheed Lawal, announced during the further hearing of the case on Wednesday that he is withdrawing on moral grounds.

He said further that he lacks full knowledge of the case since inception.

The Magistrate, Bio Saliu, in response granted the lawyer’s withdrawal and also consented to the claim that the accused persons have cases to answer as moved by the police prosecutor.

The police prosecutor, Jimoh Abdulkadir who held brief for the Officer-In-Charge Of Legal, Kwara State Police Command had earlier informed the Magistrate of an application submitted before the court, indicating that the suspects have cases to answer.

He added that there was a need for the police to carry on in its investigations in order to allow for the arrest of more suspects and transfer them to a proper court for trial.

The Magistrate, therefore, adjourned the case to Thursday, December 6, 2018, and ordered that the accused persons remain in prison custody.