Three unemployed men, Olawale Babalola, Oluwafemi Olawale and Akeem Mukaila, were on Wednesday arraigned in Lagos on charges
of robbing a
man of his goods at gun-point.
Babalola, 22, Olawale, 27 and
Mukaila, 23, whose addresses were not disclosed, are being tried for
conspiracy and stealing at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Olatunde, told the court that the accused
committed the offences on 7 June at Ibese, Owode, Ikorodu, Lagos.
Olatunde said that the accused conspired to rob Mr Olarenwaju Oyedumade of his goods valued at N250,000.
said that the accused unlawfully entered the complainant’s shop with
guns, and threatened to shoot him if he refused to comply.
“The trio entered the complainant’s shop and pointed guns at him, threatened to kill him if he refused to cooperate.
“They carted away varieties of phones valued at N250,000,” he said.
According to the prosecutor, the complainant sighted the accused in Ikorodu, after three months of the robbery.
The offences, Olatunde said, contravened Sections 285, 297 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 297 prescribes a 20-year jail term as penalty for offenders.
accused pleaded innocence of the offences and were granted bail in the
sum of N100,000 each, with one surety each in like sum.
The Magistrate, Mr O.A. Aka-Bashorun, adjourned the case till 11 Nov. for mention.
Source: PM News