BY ONOZURE DANIA
Lagos — Two security men, Samson Obroh, 55 and Joshua Iyeye, 20, were yesterday remanded to Kirikiri Prison by an Ikeja Magistrate Court pending the legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, over alleged robbery and rape.
The defendants who reside at 4a, Atanda Akinremi Street, Orile-Agege and 16, Puposhola Street, Lagos respectively were ordered to be remanded in prison by Magistrate A. O. Akinde.
The defendants and others at large, committed the alleged offence on November 19, 2013, at about 1 a.m at 13, Ben Olakunle Street, Fagba in Iju Ishaga area of LagosState.
The defendants are facing a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy, armed robbery and stealing and rape, preferred against them by the police.
The prosecutor, Sergeant Chinalu Uwadione, said the defendants while armed with a locally made pistol, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons, robbed one Abiodun Ahmed of one Nokia phone valued at N14,000, jewelleries, N25,000; a radio set valued N15,000 and N4,200 cash.
Uwadione told the court that the defendants also raped Abiodun Ahmed.
The prosecutor further noted that the defendants also robbed one Juliana Akinlade of her N400, two TV sets valued N100,000, laptop worth N80,000, two Nokia phones valued N100,000 and a wedding ring worth N800,000.
According to the prosecutor, the defendants raped one Juliana Akinlade.
He said the offences are contrary to section 1 (2) (a) (b) of Armed Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap. 398 Vol. XXii, laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 as amended.
The offence is also punishable under section 285 (1) of the criminal laws of LagosState of Nigeria 2011.
Earlier, the defendants had pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
Their plea was not taken as the magistrate ordered that they be remanded pending the DPP’s advice.
She, however, adjourned the case to January 23, 2014.