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September 13, 2013

3 docked over N4.4m stolen cars

By Ijeoma    Nathaniel
Lagos—Three men, Adedayo Akinronbi, 43; Lukman Akanni, 33; Rotimi Balogun, 43, were, yesterday, arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court, Lagos, for allegedly receiving two stolen Toyota Highlander Jeeps worth N4.4 million.

The suspects, docked before Magistrate Abimbola Oshodi-Makanju, are facing a three count charge of armed robbery and conspiracy preferred against them by the police.

Police Prosecutor, Inspector Sampson Ekikere, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on June 10, at Gowon Estate, Ipaye, Lagos.

Ekikere said that Adebayo Akinronbi and Lukman Akanni intentionally received a stolen unregistered metallic ash-coloured Toyota Highlander Jeep valued N2.2 million.

According to the prosecutor, on the same date, time and place, Rotimi Balogun also intentionally received a stolen unregistered light blue Toyota Highlander Jeep valued N2.2 million.

Also a  man, Jolomi Egharegbemi, 38, was, yesterday, arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court, Lagos, for alleged armed robbery.

He was alleged to have stolen property worth N4.56 million.

The suspect, Jolomi Egharegbemi, docked before Magistrate Abimbola Oshodi-Makanju, is facing a two-count charge of armed robbery and conspiracy preferred against him by the police.

The defendant was denied bail and is to be remanded in prison custody pending Director of Public Prosecution, DPP’s legal advice.

The case was adjourned till October 4.

According to Police Prosecutor, Inspector Sampson Ekikere, the defendant committed the offence on May 6, at Admiralty, Lekki, Lagos.

The prosecution told the court that on the aforementioned date, time and place, the suspect and others now at large, while armed with a short gun, robbed one John Ogundipe of his property worth N4.56 million.

Ekikere said that the offence is punishable under section 1 (2)(a) and (b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap398, Vol. XXII, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990, as amended.