Court remands 17 men in Correctional Centre for alleged arson, stealing

 An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ in Ibadan, Tuesday remanded 17 men at Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo Town arson and .

The defendants include: Emmanuel Pelumi, 21; Adesanya Abayomi, 52; Adekola Hakeem, 32; Akinpelu Ismaila, 40; Alimi Alaba, 25; Gbadamosi Jelili, 32; Oladoja Ridwan, 26; Idowu Muritala, 47 and Adewole Toyin, 45.

Others are: Akinade Segun, 45; Bello Quadri, 28; Salaudeen Akeem; 31, Ahmed Riliwan, 29;  Olalere Taye, 40; Ojo Lateef, 32; Gamiyu Isiaka, 35 and Bello Sikiru, 45.

Their pleas were, however, not taken in , as the Chief Magistrate, Mr Emmanuel Idowu, said that their case files should be sent to the of Public Prosecutions for advice.

Idowu, then adjourned the case until May 26 for mention.

Earlier, the prosecutor, ASP. Adewale Amos, told the that the defendants the offences with some others still at large at about 8.30 p.m. Jan. 4 in Kobomoje area of Ibadan.

Amos said that the defendants broke the shops of Mrs Folasade Idowu and Mrs Saidat Monsuru, the complainants.

“They stole wines, plastic chairs, provisions and money totalling N400, 000 Idowu, and N80, 000 Monsuru,’’ he said.

The prosecutor said that the defendants set the two shops ablaze after they had looted them, and gave worth of the shops as N500, 000 and N600, 000 respectively.

Adewale said the offences contravened Sections 383, 390(9), 413, 516 and 443 of the Criminal Law of Oyo . (NAN)