Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Two security men remanded in prison over robbery, rape

Two security men, Samson Obroh, 55 and Joshua Iyeye, 20, were
yesterday remanded to Kirikiri Prison by an Ikeja Magistrate Court
pending the legal advice from the office of the Director of Public
Prosecution, DPP, over alleged robbery and rape.
The defendants who reside at 4a, Atanda Akinremi Street, Orile-Agege
and 16, Puposhola Street, Lagos respectively were ordered to be
remanded in prison by Magistrate A. O. Akinde.
The defendants and others at large, committed the alleged offence on
November 19, 2013, at about 1 a.m at 13, Ben Olakunle Street, Fagba in
Iju Ishaga area of LagosState.
The defendants are facing a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy,
armed robbery and stealing and rape, preferred against them by the
The prosecutor, Sergeant Chinalu Uwadione, said the defendants while
armed with a locally made pistol, cutlasses and other dangerous
weapons, robbed one Abiodun Ahmed of one Nokia phone valued at
N14,000, jewelleries, N25,000; a radio set valued N15,000 and N4,200
Uwadione told the court that the defendants also raped Abiodun Ahmed.
The prosecutor further noted that the defendants also robbed one
Juliana Akinlade of her N400, two TV sets valued N100,000, laptop
worth N80,000, two Nokia phones valued N100,000 and a wedding ring
worth N800,000.
According to the prosecutor, the defendants raped one Juliana Akinlade.
He said the offences are 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 offence is also punishable under section 285 (1) of the criminal
laws of LagosState of Nigeria 2011.
Earlier, the defendants had pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
Their plea was not taken as the magistrate ordered that they be
remanded pending the DPP's advice.
She, however, adjourned the case to January 23, 2014.

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