Police arraign teenager, others for armed robbery in Apapa

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A teenager identified as Taye Azeez, alongside seven others were on Friday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly involving in armed robbery in Apapa.

The others are Wahab Yusuf, Saheed, Victor Ekweli, Oseni Hassan, Quadiri Babalola, Isa Mohammed and Ahmed Yusuf. They are facing an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy, robbery, assault and breach of peace.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Kolade Tedunjaye, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on February 7, 2019 at about 1am at Layinka Street, Ajegunle area, Apapa.

“The defendants conspired together with others at large by arming themselves with cutlasses and other offensive weapons to steal one Samsung phone valued at N102, 000, one Itel phone valued at N20,000, cash sum of N1,360,000. All total N1,482,000 properties of one Kafayat Animashaun,” Tedunjaye said.

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The prosecutor also said that the defendants stole one Tecno K7 Spark phone valued at N35,000 property of one Raymond Pere. They are also stole one Nokia 1508 phone valued at N45,000, one

Fidelity Bank ATM card and a cash sum of N25,000 property of one Juliana Ezeh.

Tedunjaye added that the defendants stole one Infinix Hot 6 phone valued at N55,000 property of Mercy Isaac.

She said the defendants unlawfully inflicted wound on one Julius Alex on his left side face.

According to her, the offences are punishable under sections 297(1)(2), 246(a)(b), 56(1)(a)(b)(2), 168(1)(d)(g)(h) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.

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All the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against them.

Magistrate B.M Amore adjourned the case till February 18, 2019 for verification of the teenager’s age and Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) advice.