Offa Robbery: Staffers At Hotel Where Suspects Allegedly Lodged Charged To Court


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The investigation into the deadly Offa robbery in Kwara state in which five banks were hit has continued with the arrest and arraignment of the proprietor and staff of the hotel where the suspects were said to have lodged.

According to the Nation, the staffers arraigned were charged with criminal conspiracy and causing disappearance of evidence and giving false information to screen an offender.

The affected members of staff were  the accountant, a receptionist, a room keeper and a clubhouse operator

Also arraigned are four lodgers at the time the suspected robbers also lodged there.

According to the Police, their investigation led them to the hotel located along Igosun Road in Offa where they had hoped they’d be able to gather information and evidence that could assist the investigation of the crime.

They were, however, met with an uncooperative hotel staff who could not give a proper account of the questionable lodgers in their hotel prior to the robbery incident.

Following this, they were arrested.

The Police First Information Report said; “Others found in the hotel during the investigation failed to give credible information to the police operatives to assist in the investigation concerning their observation in the hotel within the period in question,”

The suspects applied for bail and there was no objection to this by the state prosecutor.

The Magistrate, Mrs M.B. Folorunso admitted the accused to a sum of N200,000 bail each and two sureties in like sum.
She then adjourned the case till May 3rd, this year for further mention.

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