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Crooks 4 men arraigned for allegedly robbing people of phones, N225, 000 at motor park

The Prosecutor told the court that the accused committed the offences on April 5 at New Motor Park, Ojota, Lagos.

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Four men were on Thursday brought before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly robbing people of phones and N225, 000 at a motor park.

The accused — Benjamin Segun, 34; Kamoru Adeyemi, 40; Ajayi Oladele, 27; and Akanimodo Adekunle, 33 — are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Ihiehie Lucky told the court that the accused committed the offences on April 5 at New Motor Park, Ojota, Lagos.

He said the complainants — Mohammed Ali and Olawale Kupoliyi — reported the incident at Ogudu Police Station  on April 6.

According to him, at about 11. 00 p.m. on April 5, the complainants (a trader and a driver) were returning home when the accused waylaid them.

“They collected a sum of N175, 000 from Mohammed Ali and 3 phones, while from they robbed Olawale Kupoluyi of N50, 000.

“They also collected an Infinix phone valued at N25, 000, a Techno phone vaued at N9, 000, a pair of  jeans trousers and also collected the trousers he was wearing and left the scene in pants.”

Ihiehie said the accused were arrested the following day by the Chairman of the motor park, who handed them over to the policemen on patrol.

The offences contravened Sections 166, 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The four men, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mrs O.S. Amzat, granted the accused bail in the sum of N20, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

The case has been adjourned until June 6 for mention. 

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