For allegedly robbing some Chinese of N6m worth of goods and cash, six people, including a police officer, were on Thursday remanded at the Kirikiri Prison by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the magistrate, Mrs O. A. Akokhia, refused to hear the accused plea and remanded them in prison.
Akokhia adjourned the case till December 22, 2016 for mention.
The accused are Sunday Onuh, 32, driver; Peter Owoicho, 30, house keeper; James Momoh, 20, driver; Emmanuel Audu, 32; Francis Onuh, 32, and Gabriel Ochigbo, 32, the police officer.
The accused reside at Oworonshoki, Ogudu and Ikorodu, suburbs of Lagos.
They were arraigned for conspiracy, robbery and stealing.
The prosecutor, Inspector Benedict Aigbokhan, told the court that the offences were committed on April 12 on Howson Wright Estate, Ojota, and Medina Estate, Gbagada, Lagos.
Aigbokhan said the accused robbed a Chinese woman, Vicky C.A.O, of four laptops valued at N600,000, mobile phones valued at N450,000 and cash of N2.8m.
“Other items stolen from Vicky C.A.O were one 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 his mobile phone and cash of N150,000, totaling N270,000.
“The total valued of all the items stolen are N6,105,000,’’ he said.
Aigbokhan also said that the accused were caught with guns and daggers.
He said the offences contravened sections 285, 295 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.