Five men who carried out an arm robbery attack at the Mpape, Abuja branch of First Bank on December 28, 2019 have been arrested and arraigned.
According to Punch they were arraigned before Justice Ajoke Adepoju of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja.
After the five counts bordering on armed robbery, attempted armed robbery and illegal possession of firearms, the defendants; Ehizo Larry, Princewill Obinna, Elijah David, Timothy Joe, and Ernest Ewin, pleaded not guilty.
The prosecuting counsel, James Idachaba, urged the court to remand them in prison and requested that his team be given one week to present its case, after they took their pleas.
Idachaba, said the prosecution had listed seven witnesses and would tender vital exhibits.
Speaking further, he stated that, “Our case is very easy because the defendants were caught in the act,”
The judge has fixed March 13 for the continuation of hearing and ordered the remand of the suspects.