By Chinyere Omeire
Lagos – An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Monday remanded a 27-year-old unemployed man, Sunday Ademola, in prison custody for allegedly stealing two phones worth N410, 000 at cutlass-point from two pedestrians.
Ademola, whose residential address was not given, is standing trial on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and armed robbery.
The plea of the defendant was not taken.
The Magistrate, Mr B. I. Bakare, ordered that the case file be duplicated and sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.
Bakare adjourned the case until Sept. 17 for DPP’s legal advice.
He, however, ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison for the period of 30 days pursuant to Section 264 (1) (2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law of Lagos State.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Friday Mameh, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offences on Aug. 23, at 11.00 p.m., at Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Igbo Efon in Eti-Osa area of Lagos.
He alleged that the defendant conspired with others still at large and robbed one Mr Ojivwe Bighero, of his Samsung phone worth N100, 000 at cutlass-point.
“The defendant also robbed another pedestrian, Mr Greg Ogunli, of his S9 Samsung phone worth N310, 000 at cutlass-point,” Mameh said.
He said the offences contravened Sections 297 (1) and 299 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Section 297 (1) provides 21 years imprisonment as punishment for anyone found guilty of robbery.