Court remands 5 over alleged armed robbery, unlawful assembly

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AN Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, remanded five unemployed men in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly belonging to an unlawful society and robbing shop owners of N384, 900 valuables at gun point.

The defendants were Kayode Damilola, 24; Kazeem Azeez, 21; Samuel Adebisi, 24; Elijah Olaleye, 26 and Lateef Lukan, 24.

The police had charged the defendants, whose residential addresses were not provided, with robbery and unlawful assembly.

The Magistrate, Mrs O.O. Fajana, who did not take the plea of the defendants, ordered the prosecution to send the case file to the Lagos State Department of Public Prosecutions (DPPs) for legal advice.

Fajana adjourned the case until June 15 for hearing.

Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Kenrich Nomayo, had alleged that the defendants armed themselves with gun, cutlass, knives and other dangerous weapons and robbed two traders.

The prosecutor had also alleged that the defendants belonged to an unlawful society known as ‘Eiye Confraternity’.

He told the court that the defendants committed the offences with others still at large on March 26 at 2.30 a.m. along Community Road, Badore Lagos.

The prosecutor said that the defendants robbed their victims of a Samsung phone worth N49,000, an Infinix phone valued at N39,000, an Itel phone of N37,000 and sum of N250,000, belonging to one Mrs Iyabo Muritala.

“The defendant also robbed another complainant, one Nkechi Ekuma of a black bag worth N2,500, a watch valued at N3,000 and a sum of N4,400.

“The police was alerted and the defendants were apprehended,” the prosecutor said.

They News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)reports that the alleged offences violate Sections 41 and 299 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (NAN)

– June 16, 2021 @ 14:14 GMT |

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