By Onozure Dania
Lagos—An unemployed man, Soliu Adeniran, who allegedly robbed a cleric of $500 at gunpoint was, yesterday, remanded in prison custody by a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere.
Justice Bola Okikiolu-Ighile ordered that the defendant should be remanded following his arraignment.
Adeniran is facing a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and robbery, preferred against him by the Lagos State Government.
The prosecuting counsel, J. A. Koku, told the court that the defendant and his accomplices, who are still at large, committed the alleged offences at about 5:45p.m., on February 17, 2014.
He said the incident occurred at Festac Extension area of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area.
Koku accused Adeniran and his gang of accosting the cleric, Bishop Ray Bakeh, on the street and dispossessing him of his phones, wristwatch and wallet containing $500 cash.
According to the prosecutor, the offences committed are punishable under Sections 295 and 295(2)(a) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
However, Adeniran pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Justice Okikiolu-Ighile remanded Adeniran in prison custody and adjour-ned till May 7 for trial.