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Court remands 2 over alleged robbery of N2m car

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An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of two men, Musa Umaru, 30, and Lawrence Ogang, 27, over alleged robbery of a car worth two million naira.

The court did not take the plea of the defendants as the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Ejiro Kubeinje,  said she needed advice from the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Kubeinje directed prosecution to duplicate the case file  and send to the DPP.

She adjourned the case until Dec. 14 for mention.

Earlier, the prosecutor, ASP Bisi Ogunleye, told the court that the defendants, whose addresses were not given, were charged with conspiracy and robbery.

Ogunleye alleged  that the defendants and others still at large committed the offences on Sept. 23 at Lekki, Lagos.

He said that the defendants attacked one Mr Kingsley Amechi with dangerous weapons and robbed him of his Toyota matrix.

“The duo attacked the complainant with iron rods and cudgel, and ran away with his car but they were later arrested,” he submitted.

The prosecutor noted that the alleged offences violated Sections 299 and 297 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that robbery attracts 21 years’ imprisonment  under Section 297 of the criminal law.

Edited By: Kevin Okunzuwa/Ijeoma Popoola
(NAN)

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