No fewer than 15 persons were on Friday remanded in prison by an Osogbo Magistrate Court for alleged attempted robbery.
Handing down his verdict, Magistrate Olusola Aluko ordered the accused persons to be kept behind the bars due to the magnitude of the offense committed.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Joshua Oladosu, told the court that the accused committed the offense on December 6 at about 11:30PM at Ede road, Osun.
Oladosu said that the accused conspired together to rob innocent motorists plying Ede-Osogbo road at night.
He said that the accused persons armed themselves with dangerous weapons such as cutlasses, knives, four clubs with nails, axe, hammer, broken bottles, and charms with attempt to rob motorists.
He said the offense contravened sections 1(1) and 2(1)(a) (b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act Cap. 11 vol. 14 laws of Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the two-count charges of conspiracy and attempted robbery.
Counsel to the accused persons, Mr Bola Ige and Mrs Bose Adeyinka, applied for the bail of the accused persons, saying they were still presumed innocent until proven contrary by a law court.
The Magistrate, however, refused the bail applications by the defense counsels and ordered the accused persons be remanded in custody at Ile-Ife prison.
He, thereafter, adjourned till January 27, 2017 for mention.
The accused persons include Taiwo Adebisi, 29, Ganiyu Taiwo, 29, Aliyu Shared 35, Ahmed Laws, 22, Gabiyu Sodiq, 18, Olorunkemi Samson, 16, Abdul Kareem Lekan, 16.
Others are Waheed Hammed, 18, Adebayo Abiola, 22, Ahmed Oladosu, 16, Sefiu Kamoru, 19, Adebayo Rilwan, 16 and Ayoola Yusuf, 17, Hassan Toibu, 18 and Adebayo 18.