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Woman, 5 others in court over alleged robbery

By Onozure Dania
Lagos — An Ikeja Mag-istrate Court, Lagos,  yesterday, remanded a woman, Chioma Ezekwesili, 36, and five men in Kirikiri prison, Lagos custody, pending the legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution, over alleged robbery charge against them.

The defendants were alleged to have while armed with two double barrel rifles and 12 live cartridges, attempted to rob one Alahaji Bamidele.

The other defendants are Emeka Igwe (41), Ignatous Ezerele (37), Michael Madu (52),Oke Jerom (28) and Bright Ikubor (23).

They were arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, attempted robbery and unlawful possession of firearms, preferred against them by the police.

Magistrate Abimbola Komolafe ordered that they  be remanded in prison custody pending the legal advice from the DPP.

The Police prosecutor, Inspector Iranus Nnamonu, said the defendants and others at large, committed the alleged crime on August 18, 2013, at 10 pm, adding that the incident took place at Bolatito Hotel,  Kola, Alagbado area of Lagos.

According to the prosecutor, the offence committed is contrary to section 5 (b) and punishable under section 1(2) (a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act, Cap 398 Vol XXii, laws of Federal Republic of Nigeria 2003.

However, when the charge was read to the defendants, their pleas were not taken. The court adjourned the case to October 22, 2013.

Also remanded yesterday a woman, Chioma Ezekwesili, 36, and five men in Kirikiri prison, Lagos custody, pending the legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecution, over alleged robbery charge against them.

The defendants were alleged to have while armed with two double barrel rifles and 12 live cartridges, attempted to rob one Alahaji Bamidele.

The other defendants are Emeka Igwe (41), Ignatous Ezerele (37), Michael Madu (52),Oke Jerom (28) and Bright Ikubor (23).

They were arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, attempted robbery and unlawful possession of firearms, preferred against them by the police.

Magistrate Abimbola Komolafe ordered that they  be remanded in prison custody pending the legal advice from the DPP.

The Police prosecutor, Inspector Iranus Nnamonu, said the defendants and others at large, committed the alleged crime on August 18, 2013, at 10 pm, adding that the incident took place at Bolatito Hotel,  Kola, Alagbado area of Lagos.

According to the prosecutor, the offence committed is contrary to section 5 (b) and punishable under section 1(2) (a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act, Cap 398 Vol XXii, laws of Federal Republic of Nigeria 2003.

However, when the charge was read to the defendants, their pleas were not taken. The court adjourned the case to October 22, 2013.


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