Okada Rider Arraigned For Robbing With Toy Gun


A 21-year-old Okada rider was on Monday remanded by an Ikeja Magistrate Court for allegedly robbing with a toy gun.

Akinyemi Gbenga, who was arraigned before Magistrate O. Sule-Hamzat, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and armed robbery after he dispossessed his victim of cash and accessories valued at N48,000.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Roman Unuigbe, told the court that the defendant committed the said offence on January 24, 2013, at Charity Bus Stop, Oshodi, at about 5a.m.

According to him, the defendant, who is an ‘area boy’, along with others now at large, attacked one Juliet Ibekeme.

Unuigbe alleged that the defendant, armed with a black toy gun, robbed Ibekeme of one Nokia 6070 valued at N27,000; jewelleries worth N10,000; cosmetics valued at N5,000; and a cash sum of N6,000.

Unuigbe said the alleged offence contravened Sections 1(2)(a)(b) of the Robbery and Firearms Special Provision, 2003.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge when it was read, but he was denied bail.

Magistrate Mrs Sule-Hamzat adjourned the matter to March 19, 2013, while the defendant is to be remanded in prison custody pending legal advice from the Director, Public Prosecution DPP.



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