26-year-old Remanded for Allegedly Robbing Woman at Gunpoint

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By Moronke Boboye

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded one 26-year-old Raheem Muideen, who allegedly robbed a woman of belongings worth N1.1 million at gunpoint.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A. O. Akinde,  did not take the plea of Muideen as she said that she needed the advice of the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the case.

She ordered that the defendant  should be kept at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre, Lagos, and directed that the case file should be sent to the DPP for advice.

She adjourned the case until March 3 for mention.

The defendant, who resides at Morogbo area of Badagry, Lagos, is charged with conspiracy and armed robbery.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Chekube Okeh, told the court that the defendant committed the offences with some others still at large, on Dec. 20 ,2019 at Oko Afo, Badagry.

Okeh said the defendant and his accomplices robbed the complainant, Mrs Rosemary Ezenwa, of gold jewellery worth N1 million and three mobile phones worth N123,000.

The prosecutor said that one of the mobile phones  was tracked to the defendant, leading to his arrest.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 297 and 299 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.


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