The Police, on Friday, arraigned five suspects arrested in connection to a robbery operation at a bank in Mpape area, Abuja, on December 28, 2019.
The suspects; Ehizo Larry, Princewill Obinna, Elijah David, Timothy Joe, and Ernest Ewin, were arraigned before the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Wuse Zone 2, Abuja.
They all pleaded not guilty to the five counts bordering on armed robbery, attempted armed robbery and illegal possession of firearms.
After they took their pleas, 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.
He told the court that the prosecution would be calling seven witnesses to prove its case.
“Our case is very easy because the defendants were caught in the act,” he said.
In a statement made to the Police, Elijah David, one of the suspects, claimed Larry Ehizo, an employee of the bank, led them to rob the financial institution.
The suspects had attempted to rob the bank when luck ran out on them. Four of them were arrested at the crime scene while one was shot dead by the police when he attempted to escape.
The judge, Ajoke Adepoju, fixed March 13 for trial and ordered that the suspects be remanded in prison custody.