Lagos - A 27-year-old man, who allegedly
terrorised and robbed people with baboon and snake, was on Thursday charged
before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates' Court.
The accused, Mohammed Nafiu, 27, whose address is unknown,
is facing a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy, breach of public peace
He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
But the prosecutor, ASP Eranus Nnamonu insisted that the
accused committed the offences on March 7 and 17 when he terrorised the
residents of Ogba and Ijaiye in Lagos.
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He said Nafiu, armed with a full grown baboon and a venomous
snake, also terrified a crowd waiting to board a bus at Ogba Bus Stop.
Nnamonu said the accused isolated an eyewitness, Joshua
Odogwu, and thereafter obtained N57, 000 from him.
"The obviously terrified victim dropped all he had in his
bag along with N57, 000 cash, which the accused collected.’’
In addition, he said the accused had on March 17 visited the
shop of a man, Henry Ugwuokoh and forcefully obtained N230, 000.
The offences, Nnamonu noted, contravened Sections 166, 294,
295 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs Abimbola Komolafe,
granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum
and adjourned the case to June 18 for trial.