A 19-year-old Lagos-based comedian, Eyinatayo Iluyomade has been remanded in police custody over a bank robbery prank in Ondo.
Naija News learnt that Iluyomade had dropped a threat note of an impending robbery at the counter of First Bank, in Ondo town, Ondo State.
The suspect was charged to court on a three count-charge bordering on conspiracy, threat and manner likely to pose a security threat.
The Police prosecutor, Akao Moremi, told the court that the defendant dropped a note in the bank counter with a message stating that by 1 pm on the same date, his armed robbery gang members would come to rob the bank.
Moreno said that the note which posed a security threat to First Bank had made all banks operating in Ondo to shut down for the whole day.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.
The defence counsel, Hawkins Akinnugba, applied for the bail of the defendant in most liberal terms.
However, the trial Magistrate, Mosunmola Ikujuni, denied the bail application pending the arrest of other members of the criminal gangs.
Ikujuni said “if on the next adjournment date, the prosecution is yet to apprehend all other criminals involved in the matter, then the court will do the needful.”
However, the defendant stated that there was no other gang member and it was simply a prank which he had also carried out in other banks in Lagos until he relocated to Ondo.
According to him, “this is the first time am playing the prank in Ondo.
“there is no other gang that wanted to rob the bank as it was written in the note.”