A Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court has ordered the remand of five suspects arrested in connection with the failed robbery attack on a commercial bank in Abuja.
Justice Ajoke Adepoju ordered that the suspects be remanded at the Kuje Correctional Centre Abuja.
The suspects were arraigned on Friday by the FCT Police Command – seven weeks after they were suspected to have robbed attempted to rob an old generation bank in Mpape Abuja.
They were charged with five counts bordering on conspiracy to commit armed robbery, robbery and illicit possession of firearms.
The five armed robbery suspects arrested in connection with the foiled Mpape bank robbery are: Ehizo Larry ‘m’ 30 years, Princewill Obinna ‘m’ 24 years, Elijah David‘m’ 19 years, Timothy Joe ‘m’ 21 years and Earnest Ewim ‘m’ 29 years.
When the charges were read to them, all the suspects pleaded not guilty.
Upon taking their plea, the prosecution counsel made an oral application for the court to give both parties a week for the commencement of the trial.
After listening to the submissions of both lawyers, Justice Adepoju remanded the suspects at the correctional centre and adjourned the case until March 13 for definite hearing.