Lecturers arrested, arraigned for robbery in Ogun

Five lecturers of the Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu-Ijebu have been arraigned before an Ogun State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Abeokuta for alleged robbery, breach of public peace, assault among others.

The accused lecturers were reportedly arrested by the police after a petition from some members of the college.

Some of the suspects were arrested in the Ijebu axis of the state, while one was trailed to Abeokuta, where he was eventually arrested.

The suspects are  Bakare Labake, Daniel Aborishade, Odunsi Omobolaji, Seyi Akinola, and Ember Oluwatobi,

A legal officer of the Ogun State Police command, Adekunle Opayemi told the court that the accused broke into the office of the Head of the College’s Audit Department and stole some payment vouchers in July.

They then posted the documents on Facebook and other social media platforms.

The five were also alleged to have also robbed the wife of the college’s Deputy Provost, Sainab Agboola, by hijacking her husband’s official car with registration number OG06C0309, containing a cash of N120,000, a handset and other valuables.

Magistrate Bolanle Adebowale remanded the accused lecturers in prison pending legal advice from the Department of Public Prosecution.

Adebowale, however, granted the accused bail in the sum of N5,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case has been adjourned till November 4 for mention.