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Published On: Fri, May 23rd, 2014

Court remands 5 in prison custody over alleged murder, N4.5m theft

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court-gavelAn Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded five men, who allegedly murdered a man after robbing him of property valued at over N4.5 million in prison custody.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Eniola Fabamwo, ordered that the accused should be kept at Kirikiri Prisons, pending an advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions.

The accused are Gbenga Ojo, 28; Sheriff Abolaji, 20; Yusuf Isiaka, 32; Michael Ayinde, 21; and Segun Asiye, 25.

They are facing a five-count charge of conspiracy, murder and armed robbery.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP. Samson Ekikere, told the court that the accused with others currently at large, committed the offences at 8.00 p.m. on Dec. 22, 2013 at 1, Otunba Jobifele Way, Central Business District, Alausa, Ikeja.

He said the accused, who were armed with a pistol and other dangerous weapons in the course of their operation, shot one Mr. Sesan Ogunro to death.

Ekikere said that the accused also robbed the deceased of a Toyota Yaris car with number plate, APP 120 AA, worth two million naira, belonging to his wife.

The prosecutor also said that the accused snatched a Honda Odyssey space bus with number plate AAA 329 BA, valued at N2.5 million, property of one Mrs. Adeoti Balogun.In addition, Ekikere alleged that the accused robbed Balogun of her phones worth N40, 000 and N10,000 cash.

The offences, he noted, contravened Sections 1 (2) (a), (b) and 5 of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Laws of the Federation, 1990.

Fabamwo adjourned the case until June 23 for mention. (NAN)


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