Two Security Men In Lagos Remanded in prison for Armed Robbery, RapeCrime Watch, Featured, Latest News Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
Ruth Bamidele, Lagos
Two security men Samson Obroh 55 and Joshua Iyeye 20, were on Tuesday remanded to Kirikiri Prison custody, by an Ikeja Magistrate Court pending the legal advice from the office of the director of public
The duo, who are residents of 4a Atanda Akinremi Street Orile Agege and 16 Puposhola Street Adegunju Olagunju Street Lagos respectively were ordered to be remanded in prison custody, by Magistrate Miss A. O Akinde.
The defendants and others at large, committed the alleged offence on November 19, 2013, at about 1am at 13 Ben Olakunle Street Fagba in Iju Ishaga area of Lagos state.
The defendants are facing a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy, armed robbery, stealing and rape, preferred against them by the police.
The prosecutor Sergeant Chinalu Uwadione told the court that the defendants while armed with a locally made pistol, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons robbed one Juliana Akinlade of her €400, two TV sets valued N100,000, a laptop worth N80,000, two Nokia phones valued at N100,000 and a wedding ring worth N800,000, all belonging to Akinlade.
According to the prosecutor, the defendants unlawfully raped Juliana Akinlade without her consent.
Prosecutor Chinalu further revealed that the defendants while armed with a locally made pistol, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons, stole one Nokia Phone valued N14,000, Jewelries valued N25,000, Radio valued N15,000 and a cash sum of N4,200, belonging to one Abiodun Ahmed.
Uwadione told the court that the defendants while armed with locally made pistol, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons also unlawfully raped Abiodun Ahmed, without her consent.
He said the offence committed is contrary to section 1 (2) (a) (b) of armed robbery and firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap. 398 Vol.XXii, laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 as amended.
The defendants pleaded not guilty to the six count charges against them. The Magistrate however adjourned the matter to January 23, 2014, for mention.
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