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23-year-old charged with armed robbery

03 August 2012, 09:24

Benue - The Police on Thursday arraigned a 23-year-old man, Bemshima Abako, before a Makurdi Chief Magistrates’ Court charged with armed robbery and criminal conspiracy.

The Police Prosecutor, Mr Thomas Ogah, told the court that the complainants, Hiekhoa Oyiamon, Alanana Alechenu and Akesun Paulina, all students of Benue State University (BSU), Makurdi, reported the case to the police.

Ogah said that on Nov. 3, 2011, the complainants were allegedly attacked behind the Dunamis Church, opposite the second gate of the university.

He said that the accused, seven in number, armed with dangerous weapons, robbed the students of N139, 000 and two cell phones valued at N7, 000.

Ogah said that during police investigation, the accused was arrested and confessed to the crime, while the other suspects were still at large.

However, when the case came up for mention, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction. 

The Chief Magistrate, Cecilia Bakare, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.

The magistrate adjourned the case to Oct.12 for mention.



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