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Two sent to prison over robbery

LAGOS— A 29-year-old-man, Kunle Alagbala, Olusegun Oyelakin and others now at large were, Monday, remanded in prison custody by Magistrate Oshodi Makanju, of an Ikeja Magistrate Court for being in possession of a gun with which they robbed.

Alagbala, who is a student and Oyelakin, a drop out are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, robbery and unlawful possession of a gun.

They were arraigned before Magistrate Oshodi Makanju.

The police prosecutor, Samson Ekikere, told the court that the defendants and others still at large  committed the offence on March 18, 2013 at about 6 a.m at Obada Estate, Badagry expressway, Lagos.

He said the defendants,  armed with a gun and other dangerous weapons, robbed one Alhaja Tawakalit Ismaila of her belongings, a Nokia phone and iron weight lift, all valued at N80,000.

He also said that Oyelakin robbed one Nike Afolabi of her Nokia phone valued at N14,000.

According to the prosecutor, the offence committed is contrary to section 5(b) 1(2) of armed robbery and firearms Act Cap 398 vol XX11 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 as amended.

Earlier the defendants had pleaded not guilty to the three count charge proffered against them by the police but their plea was not taken.

However Magistrate Makanju, remanded the defendants to prison custody pending the advice of the director of public prosecutor DPP.

She further adjourned the case to May 14, 2013, for Dpp’s advice.



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