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Court Remands Man Over Alleged Gun Possession

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An Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on Monday remanded 21- year old Gabriel Owolade at the correctional centre over alleged unlawful possession of a gun.

Owolade, whose residential address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and unlawful possession of a gun.

The Magistrate, Mrs 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 in Oyo State.

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Enilobo directed that the defendant should be held in custody pending the legal opinion of the Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP).

She, thereafter, adjourned the matter till February 3, for mention.

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

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

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

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