Man in court over alleged robbery

The defendant was first arraigned on March 19, 2014 on a one-count charge of robbery, an allegation he has since denied.

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Sule, according to the prosecutor, D.D Fomyul, robbed one Mrs Zipporah Mang, of her Toyota Corrolla car at gun point.

The  judge, Justice Y.G Dakwak, adjourned the matter till May 31, when the defence counsel, Mr David Adudu prayed the court to adjourn the matter to enable him file a written address.

The prosecuting counsel, Mr Mantu John, holding brief for G.D Fwomyon  did not object to the adjournment, but prayed the court to give him three weeks to file his final written address.

The judge however  adjourned the matter till May 31, to enable both parties file their final written addresses.

The prosecutor, Mr G.D Fwomyon, Director of Public Prosecution, had told the court that the defendant in company of two others, now at large committed the offence on Dec. 5, 2013.

Fwomyon said that the defendant with two others  were armed  with a locally made pistol and robbed one Mrs Zipporah Mang, of her Toyota Corrolla car, valued at N3 million.

He said that on the said date, the defendant trailed Mrs Mang to her home, Behind WAEC Office, Bukuru, Jos, and robbed her at gun point.

The prosecuting counsel said that the defendant had told the police, in a confessional statement, that himself and two others, Abba and Tutu, whom he met in prison sometime in 2010, met on the said date at Angwan Rukuba to arrange for the robbery.

The statement quoted the defendant as saying that Abba who knew the complainant and her address guided them to her house, but on reaching there met her absence.

The statement said that the defendant and his gang alighted from a Keke Napep when they saw the complainant returning  home and they  pointed a gun at her.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened section 1(2)(b) of the Robbery and Firearms ACT, CAP R11 of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, an offence punishable with death upon conviction.

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