JUST IN: We were not in Offa on day of robbery, suspects tell court.
Trial of Offa Bank robbery suspects adjourned till 7th January, 2019 for definite hearing after suspects pleaded not guilty to all the 5 count-charges. Infact they claimed that they were not IN Offa on the day of the sad incident.
During the trial today, the Prosecution counsel sought for the amendment of the charged sheet since the prime suspect, Micheal Adikwu is dead, which the court granted.
Defense counsel, M Emeribe, also pleaded with the court not to take the pleas of the suspects today since he had not discussed with them but the court refused to grant the plea.
All suspects pleaded not guilty to the five count charges which include Conspiracy to rob banks in Offa, Robbery of banks in Offa with firearms, Conspiracy to murder 9 policemen and other innocent persons, Murdering of 9 policemen and other innocent citizens as well as the llegal possession of firearms. Infact, they claimed that they were not in Offa on the day of the sad incident.