An Akure Magistrate Court has remanded two bankers, Kasali Fajana and Ajayi Dauda, in prison custody for allegedly stealing the sum of N2.5 million meant for the salaries of workers in Akoko northwest local government area of Ondo State.
According to Sahara Reporters, Fajana and Dauda as well as others still at large are accused of committing the offence. A police prosecutor, Pelumi Adejuwon, told the magistrate court that the stolen fund was meant for the payment of local government workers’ salaries. Mr. Adejuwon said the accused persons stole the money after using stones and other tools to break the windscreen of a vehicle where the money was loaded.
According to him, the alleged crime violated sections 6 (6) and 1 of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision Act) Cap R 11 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
The defense attorney to the accused persons, Oluwarotimi Daramola, urged the court to grant his clients bail on liberal terms, assuring the presiding magistrate that the accused would not jump bail.
The police prosecutor objected to the application for bail, pleading with the court to remand the accused persons in prison custody to enable the prosecution to forward the case file to the Ministry of Justice for further legal advice.
In his ruling, Magistrate Sunday Adeduro ordered that the two accused persons be remanded in prison custody.