Kwara State Police Command has arraigned the owner, workers, and guests of Xontec hotel before a magistrate court in Ilorin for failing to volunteer information about the gunmen responsible for attacks and robbery of banks in Offa town about two weeks ago.
The proprietor of the Offa based hotel, Mr. Kadir Surajudeen, four guests lodged in the hotel during the time the robbers also stayed there, the accountant, receptionist, room keeper and clubhouse operator of the hotel were arraigned on two counts charges of criminal conspiracy, causing disappearance of evidence and giving false information to screen an offender.
According to the First Information Report, the offenses contravened sections 97 and 167 of the Penal Code Law.
The report said, “On April 6, a team of operatives on investigation into the armed robbery attack extended their investigation based on intelligence gathering to the hotel on Igosun Road in Offa with a view to securing information that could assist discreet investigation into the crime.
“The hotel staff could not, however, satisfactorily give account of questionable lodgers in their hotel prior to the robbery by their failure to maintain or keep proper official lodger register expected to be presented to the police and other law enforcement agencies on demand.