ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, on Friday, remanded three men, Abdullahi Alimi, 44, Oladipupo Fagbe, 43 and Rasaq Alimi, 21, in Kirikiri Correctional Centre, for alleged armed robbery.
The Magistrate, Mrs. A. Akinyemi, who did not take the pleas of the defendants, ordered that the case file should be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
Akinyemi adjourned the case until 26 July for DPP’s response.
The defendants are facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, receiving stolen property and robbery.
Earlier, the prosecutor, DSP Chinalu Nwadione, told the court that the defendants committed the offences with some other persons at large on 13 April, at Ogba Road, Agege, Lagos.
Nwadione said that the defendants armed themselves with knives and robbed the complainant, Mr. Musa Ganiyu of his N20,000.
He also said that the defendants stole 504 cartons of origin bitters, valued at N4.5 million, property of Fafem Haulage Nigeria Ltd.
Nwadione said the defendants unlawfully had in their possession five cartons of origin bitters worth N45,000, suspected to be stolen property.
The Prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 411, 297, 287 and 329 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.