Monarch remanded over alleged armed robbery in Ondo state

A monarch has been remanded in prison over alleged armed robbery and arson by an Akure Chief Magistrate Court in Ondo state.

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The suspect happens to be the traditional ruler of the Ayetoro Community in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Oluwambe Ojagbohunmi.

The embattled monarch was also arrested by the police over conduct that was likely to cause a breach of peace in the coastal community.

According to the police prosecutor, Olatunji Kazeem, Ojagbohunmi and others at large armed with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons and conspired to rob five different people of their money. He was arraigned on nine counts.

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The prosecutor had accused Ojagbohunmi of conspiracy to commit a felony to wit armed robbery and therefore committed an offence, contrary to and punishable under section 5(b) of the robbery and firearms (Special Provision) Act cap R11 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The defendant with others at large was accused of being armed with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons and robbed one Ajimijere Ayodele of Tiger Generator and a sum of N160,000.

Ojagbohunmi was also accused of shooting one Olu Obolo in the leg and matcheted him at the rear pelvic girdle and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 320 (1) of the criminal code cap 37 volume 1 Laws of the Ondo State 2006.

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The charge reads

“That you Oluwambe Ojagbohunmi ‘m’ and others at large between 7th October, 2018 till date at Ayetoro community within the Ondo State Magistrate District, did allow yourself to be installed as the Oba Ogeloyinbo having not been approved by the Executive Council of Ondo State and thereby committed an offence, contrary to and punishable under Section 15 (2) (a) (b) of the Chief Law of Ondo State, 2006.”

In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mr. Mayomi Olanipekun ordered the defendant to be remanded in police custody and fixed the hearing of the case for January 24.

182 Comments

  1. WOW TOO BAD NAME DAMAGING.ANYWAY THE EVIL HAS BEEN DONE AND INVESTIGATION COMPLETED ALREADY HE SHOULD FACE HIS JAIL TERM NO MERCY FOR SUCH ACTION

  2. What kind of Monarch would commit all these? Tha Monarch is an unruly personality and should be given corporal punishment

  3. So he even forcefully take the position. No wonder he can’t act royalty because it is not in him. He should be prosecuted along side his gangs

  4. What kind of Monarch would commit all these? Tha Monarch is an unruly personality and should be given corporal punishment . I submit

  5. What kind of Monarch would commit all these? Tha Monarch is an unruly personality and should be given corporal punishment . I submit

  6. Monarch is not above the law,if he can rob people in the community it means he is useless to them,he must face the law

  7. No monarch is above the law… But investigation must be done please cos so many people has gone through hardships bcoz of this

  8. Oh! God I have been to that village its very close to my village. Ha! What a small world, I never believed the Oba can engage I this kind of mess

  9. Being a traditional ruler doesn’t Grant him the privilege of running away from justice,so he must face it

  10. Why would a traditional ruler turned himself into a thief to steal and killed
    People would not ceased to amaze me

  11. A prominent man for that matter, no one is above the law but not in Nigeria. I just hope he faces the law for his acts.

  12. No one is above the law, the law is no respecter of persons, if he has committed the criminal act, then he must face Justice

  13. A traditional ruler involved in arm robbery that is very unbelievable, robbing those he suppose to be ruling

  14. What kind of traditional ruler is he? Let him face the law and rot in jail,when people are made to pay for the crime they committed no matter who they are!

  15. He should be punished according to the offense he committed,no body is above the law, it will be a lesson to others

  16. This is so shameful, a traditional ruler, what is he teaching is people, how to steal, he must face the law, he is a criminal and has to been punished in hard labor

  17. Traditional ruler involving in an act like this doesn’t show respect and at such he should be punish for other people to decease from it.

  18. That is good of the policemen because no one is above the law. He should be made to face the law accordingly.

  19. That is good of the policemen because no one is above the law. He must be made to face the law accordingly

  20. That’s how they commit a lot of havoc all in the name of traditional titles. Let him face the consequences

  21. This one must be a hungry monarch because how can he engage himself in such bad habit… Now he will be sent to jail if found guilty, go rule them in prison

  22. Thank God this law has cut up with him. Using traditional powers to hide their evil ways. Punishment awaits him.

  23. Please a due process should be taken for his case.he deserve any punishment giving to and not above the law.

  24. How can a monarch condescend so low as to steal. May God have mercy and we pray that the law will keep catching up to them.

  25. Monarch or no monarch. No one is.abovr d law and he should be properly punished, he will severe as example to other.

  26. There is no smoke without fire, if they are suspecting him is possible his hands are dirty but proper investigation should be done to know for sure if he is really guilty of the crime

  27. The law is supreme and should not respect tittle cause many tittled men and women are the law breakers

  28. He is a big disgrace to his family and community in general. He should made to face and serve his sentence complete.

  29. Someone that surpose to be a symbol of peace in his town. But goes on robbing people. Well let the government do there work

  30. First of all no noe is above the law and he is found guilty already he must face the judgement from the lawyers

  31. The law should be applied to everyone irrespective of class, however, the any accused stands clean until proven guilty by the competent law court.

  32. The law should be applied to everyone irrespective of class, however, the any accused stands clean/innocent until proven guilty by the competent law court.

  33. Proper investigation should be made and if found guilty he must face the law. Nobody is above the law

  34. An oba involved in robbery. Why giving him the title when is not even yet approved? Such a shame

  35. He should be charged and sentenced whether mornach or not.people should stop hiding behind being a leader to commit crime.

  36. Justice is just in two way traffic, either you go for justice or justice is after you. So let justice be done no one is above the law.

  37. Are we sure this is not a community clash over land that was turned into an Armed robbery case because one other parties involved ha has police connection ❓ because the pattern of the story looks like it is the chiefs that are at large.

  38. If found guilty,he should be severly purnished. Irrespective of his position, no one is above the law.

  39. Traditional ruler involve in robbery, can and impossible under normal circumstances, God help us

  40. Highly respectful personalities now involve in robbery and different cases this days, may God take control.

  41. What he did was wrong so he has to be punished even though he is important to the country doesn’t give him the audacity to misbehave so go to jail

  42. Since nobody is above the law, he should be punished and be jailed for that action

  43. This is very sad he should be delt with I know nobody is above the law so he should be delt with very well

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