The police have arraigned five suspects arrested in connection with the failed robbery attack on a commercial bank in Abuja.
The suspects were arraigned on Friday at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, seven weeks after they were said to have committed the crime.
They were charged with five counts bordering on conspiracy to commit armed robbery, robbery and illicit possession of firearms.
When the charges were read to them, all the suspects pleaded not guilty.
Upon taking their plea, the lead prosecution counsel, James Idachaba, made an oral application for the court to give both parties a week for the commencement of the trial.
He informed the court that the police were ready to present seven witnesses to testify in the case.
On his part, David Ochimana, who is the counsel to the first defendant and the alleged mastermind of the robbery, Larry Ehizo, aligned himself with the application of the prosecution counsel.
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