Armed robbery suspects attack prosecutor in court, escape in his car

Date: 11-04-2012 1:11 pm (12 years ago) | Author: Akeem Jaffe Jaffa
- at 11-04-2012 01:11 PM (12 years ago)

       Five of seven armed robbery suspects on Tuesday escaped from a Magistrates’ Court in Minna while waiting for the arrival of the magistrate for the court to begin business, witnesses said.

Witnesses said the suspects escaped in a Honda Accord car, belonging to Mr Tanimu Bako, the prosecutor after using dangerous weapons, such as cutlasses and sickle, found in the courtroom to batter the prosecutor to a state of unconsciousness.

A worker at the court told newsmen that the suspects whispered to themselves before arming themselves with the exhibits in the courtroom and used them to scare court workers before attacking the prosecutor.

The worker said the prosecutor had tried to lock the door of the courtroom when he was attacked, adding that he was taken to Minna General Hospital immediately as he was bleeding heavily.

The Magistrate, Hajiya Amina Musa, confirmed the incident to NAN and said, “thank God that I had not arrived, only God knows what they could have done to me.”

Musa said the two remaining suspects had been handed over to the police and stressed that the prison officials brought the suspects in their custody to court without adequate security arrangements at the court.

“There was no police or warder at the court when it happened,” she said.

She said that the police later recovered Bako’s car without the suspects at Maurice area of Minna, where they hit another car while trying to escape from the police, who were chasing them.

Also confirming the incident, the Police Public Relation Officer in Niger, Mr Richard Oguche said “we were in a meeting this morning with our commissioner when the news filtered in.

“We have written to the prison authority to explain why it should bring armed robbery suspects to court without adequate security arrangement.

“It is their responsibility to take care of suspects in their custody until they are granted bail by the court or served out their jail term,” Oguche said.

He said that the police were making efforts to re-arrest the fleeing suspects.

Posted: at 11-04-2012 01:11 PM (12 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- Idbabe at 11-04-2012 01:47 PM (12 years ago)
Abeg i no fit laf
Posted: at 11-04-2012 01:47 PM (12 years ago) | Hero
- franel at 12-04-2012 06:31 AM (12 years ago)
That is Naija 4 u. Anythg is done anyhow as far it goes.

Posted: at 12-04-2012 06:31 AM (12 years ago) | Hero
- docjoka at 3-05-2012 12:01 PM (12 years ago)
This is a complete negligence!
Posted: at 3-05-2012 12:01 PM (12 years ago) | Upcoming
- Solidstonez at 13-06-2012 06:36 PM (11 years ago)
 Huh? Huh? Huh?

Posted: at 13-06-2012 06:36 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- chicco77 at 20-06-2012 08:11 PM (11 years ago)
 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 20-06-2012 08:11 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero


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