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Court remands nine for ‘robberies’

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An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded nine unemployed men for allegedly robbing people of their cars and other valuables at gunpoint.

The defendants, Musa Akeem, 24; Abbey Macdonald, 25; Collins Ikechukwu, 23; Uche John, 31; Bolanle Olamide, 21; Benjamin Okafor, 33; Sylvester Anyebe, 23; Godwin Ani, 23, and Omo Mezie, 22, are facing charges of conspiracy and robbery.

Chief Magistrate, Mrs G. O. Anifowose, who did not take their pleas, ordered that they should be kept in the Kirikiri Correctional Facility, Lagos, pending advice from the state director of public prosecutions.

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Anifowose adjourned the case until January 9, 2020, for mention.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sergeant Felicia Okwori, told the court that the defendants committed the offences between April 4 and May 30 at the Lekki, Epe and Ajah axis of Lagos.

Okwori alleged that the defendants robbed one Mr Michael Tasker of three laptops valued at N2. 3 million, Nikkon camera worth N700, 000, wristwatches valued at N300, 000 and a gold necklace worth N265, 000.

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