Kwara state Magistrate Court sitting in Ilorin has remanded three suspected farm workers in correctional facility for allegedly killing their boss, Jamiu Ibrahim during an armed robbery operation.
The suspects, Isiaka Sabi, Hassan Bature and Ardo Umaru , allegedly conspired and killed one Jamiu Ibrahim (45) of Idofin Odo-Ashe, Oke-Ero local government area of the state.
It was gathered that Isiaka Sabi was an employee of the deceased.
The Police First Information Report (FIR) revealed that the “case was transferred from Oke Ero Divisional Police Headquarters, Ilofa Kwara state to the Criminal Investigation Department, Ilorin for discreet investigation on July 7, 2022″.
The FIR said five unknown gunmen invaded Asalapa farm settlement via Idofin Odo-Ashe and took his brother one Jamiu Ibrahim ‘male’ aged 45 years out of his room into a guinea corn farm behind his house where he was fired with a gun and abandoned to die in the pool of his blood”.
It said concerted effort of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) Oke-Ero led to the arrest of One Isiaka Sabi, Bature Hassan and Umaru Ardo of different farm settlements in Idofin Odo Ashe, who were fingered in the killing of Jamiu Ibrahim.
The FIR said during investigation conducted at SCID Ilorin, it was revealed that Sabi Isiaka, who was a labourer working for the deceased, invited one Hassan Bature and Umaru Ardo of different farm settlements and planned robbing Ibrahirm Jamiu on July 26 but executed the plan of attacking Ibrahim Jamiu on 29/6/2022.
The FIR noted that during investigation, Sabi Isiaka confessed to have conspired with one Bature Hassan, Umaru Ardo, Janyo Dogo and Ahiyah (at large) to rob the deceased”.
At the resumed hearing in the matter the , Police Prosecutor, Thomas Adebayo, urged the court to remand the suspects in prison for 21 days pending the outcome their investigation.
In her ruling, Magistrate A. Mogaji, remanded the accused persons in Oke-Kura Correctional Facility in line with the administration of Criminal Justice Law of the state.
The case was adjourned to September 1, 2022 for mention.