A magistrate court in Ilorin has remanded Idris Buji, 21, for allegedly robbing a senior police officer, Emmanuel Johnson at gunpoint.
The magistrate, AbdulRaheem Bello, remanded the accused person in prison custody and adjourned the case till August 25 for mention.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Zacchaeus Folorunsho, told the court that the complainant was robbed by seven fully armed men with AK47 rifles at Moro bridge, Oko Olowo Area of Kwara.
Mr Folorunsho said the armed robbers suddenly emerged from the bush and forcefully stopped the complainant’s car, dragged him out and collected his service pistol containing six rounds of live ammunition.
He further said the armed robbers also collected N50,000 cash, a suitcase, one laptop and an android phone.
The prosecutor said the complainant’s cell phone was tracked and recovered from the defendant, Mr Buji, at Fulani camp, via Obajana Town, Kogi state.
He therefore, urged the court to remand the complainant to enable them to investigate the case and arrest the remaining members of his gang that were still at large.