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InLagos Policeman, 5 others remanded in jail for robbery

Six persons including a police officer have been remanded in Kirikiri prison for robbery.

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A police officer and five others have been remanded at the Kirikiri prison on Thursday, November 24 by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly robbing some Chinese of N6m worth of goods and cash.

The accused are identified as Sunday Onuh, 32, driver; Peter Owoicho, 30, housekeeper; James Momoh, 20, driver; Emmanuel Audu, 32, unemployed; Francis Onuh, 32, and Gabriel Ochigbo, 32, a police officer.

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Punch reports that the accused' who reside at Oworonshoki, Ogudu and Ikorodu, suburbs of Lagos, are being tried for conspiracy, robbery and stealing.

According to the prosecutor, Insp. Benedict Aigbokhan, the offences were committed on April 12, at Howson Wright Estate, Ojota, and Medina Estate, Gbagada, Lagos.

The court heard that the accused robbed a Chinese woman, one Vicky Cao, of four laptops valued at N600,000, mobile phones valued at N450,000 and cash of N2.8.

He said, “Other items stolen from Vicky CAO were Ipad and wrist watches all valued at N5,145,000.

“The accused also stole Ms Angela Chinonso-Jeremiah mobile phone, valued at N30,000.

“They robbed Mr Vega Wang of Ipads, laptops and cash of N300,000, all valued at N660,000.

“The accused robbed one Mr Yunchun Lee of mobile phone and cash of N150,000, totally valued at N270,000.

“The total value of all the items stolen are N6,105,000.”

Aigbokhan also disclosed that the accused' were caught with various arms including guns of all kind and daggers.

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He said the offences contravened sections 285, 295 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Punch reports that the Magistrate, Mrs O. A. Akokhia, who refused to hear the plea of the accused, remanded them in prison and adjourned the case to December 22 for mention.

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