Man, 24 arraigned in court for robbery
Chijioke Samson, 24 has been arraigned at the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for robbing one Mrs. Modupe Adebayo.
The student suspect, who is alleged to have broken into a house and robbed Mrs. Modupe of her wedding ring and laptops at gunpoint, faced a three-count charge bordering on unlawful possession of firearms and stealing.
The other suspects are still at large. Samson, on the other hand, denied the charges, but the Prosecutor was having none of it.
Inspector Simeon Imhonwa, the Prosecutor in charge of the case told the court that Samson committed the offences with others still at large on April 3 at about 9.30 p.m. at No. 21, Ore-ofe St., off Governor’s Road, Ikotun.
He stole two laptops, a phone and N108,000 in cash.
“The accused was apprehended by the police in his escape bid while accomplices fled in an unmarked car.’’ He said.
According to Imhonwa, police recovered one locally-made gun with two live cartridges from the accused.
The offences contravened Sections 295, 296 and 297 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (revised).
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi ordered that the accused be remanded in prison and directed that the case file should be sent to the State Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.
Osunsanmi adjourned the case until July 24 for mention.