19-year-old comedian remanded in Ondo prison over bank robbery prank


A 19-year-old Lagos-based comedian, Eyinatayo Iluyomade, has landed in prison for playing pranks by dropping a threat note of robbery at the counter of a commercial bank in Ondo town, Ondo State.


Vanguard reports that Iluyomade was charged to court by the police on three count-charge bordering on conspiracy, threat and manner likely to pose a security threat.


Moremi said the note posed a security threat to the bank’s branch locate in Ondo town and also caused all banks operating in Ondo to shut down for the whole day. The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge against him. He told the court that he is a comedian and that the note that he dropped at the bank was a prank, adding that he has been doing this in Lagos until he relocated to Ondo town. According to him, “this is the first time I am playing the prank in Ondo. He said “there is no other gang that wanted to rob the bank as it was written in the note”


Iluyomade, therefore, pleaded with the court to forgive him and promised not to play such a prank again. The comedian’s counsel, Hawkins Akinnugba, applied for the bail of the defendant in most liberal terms.


She, therefore, adjourned the case for ruling on the bail application.


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