Offa Bank Robbery: Defence Counsel Announces Withdrawal From Case

A Magistrate Court sitting in Ilorin the Kwara state capital on Wednesday ruled that the five suspects arrested for the Offa robbery attack have case to answer, even as their counsel has announced his withdrawal from the ongoing suit.

The accused persons Council Barrister Abdulrasheed Lawal, announced during the further hearing of the case announced that he is withdrawing on moral grounds.

Barrister Abdulrasheed Lawal, said that he lacks full knowledge of the case since inception.

Magistrate Bio Saliu, in response granted the lawyer’s withdrawal and evenaccepted the claim that the accused persons have cases to answer as moved by the police prosecutor.

The police prosecutor, Jimoh Abdulkadir had earlier informed the Magistrate of an application submitted before the court, showing that the suspects have cases to answer.

The Magistrate subsequently adjourned the case to Thursday, December 6, 2018, and ordered that the accused persons remand in prison custody.