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Wednesday 15th July 2020,
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Offa robbery: Court refuses to free Gov Ahmed’s Chief of Staff

Offa robbery: A Federal High Court in Abuja has declined the application for bail filed by the Chief of Staff to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, Yusuf Abdulwahab.

Abdulawahab is among the suspects being held in connection with the April 5, 2018 bank robberies in Offa, Kwara State.

On Thursday, Justice Babatunde Quadri rejected Abdulwahab‘s bail application on the grounds that the subject matter of the case was outside the jurisdiction of his court.

The judge ordered the transfer of the case to the High Court of Kwara State, which he said had the jurisdiction to hear and determine the case.

Earlier, his lawyer, Adebayo Adelodun (SAN), complained to the judge that despite being served with the motion as ordered by the court, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris refused to respond.

Adelodun explained that Abdulwahab only honoured a police invitation in relation to his alleged link with suspects who carried out the Offa bank robberies but was detained.

Abdulwahab had filed the suit via an ex parte motion marked FHC/ABJ/CS/624/18, praying for an order granting him bail from police custody.


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