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Teenager in court over alleged armed robbery

31 October 2012, 10:21

Lagos - An Ikeja Magistrates' Court on Tuesday remanded a teenager, who allegedly robbed  passengers of two BlackBerry handsets at gunpoint  

Magistrate Taiwo Akanni remanded Lukman Mohammed at the Ikoyi Prisons, pending the advice of the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the case.

The 18-year-old Mohammed was charged with conspiracy and armed robbery, but the court could not take his plea as the magistrate said that he needed the DPP’s advice.

The prosecutor, Insp Samson Ekikere, had submitted that the teenager robbed some passersby of their handsets and money.

"The accused and others now at large, on September 28 at about 8:30p.m. at Ayoola Bus Stop on Abesan Estate, Ipaja, in Lagos, robbed Tunde and Tolulope Ashabi of their phones and cash," he said.

The prosecutor said that the teenager also robbed some others of two Nokia handsets, two Starcom handsets and some money.

"He was, however, arrested by the police when the victims and other passersby shouted for help," Ekikere said.

The prosecutor submitted that the defendant had no fixed address and occupation, adding that the offences contravened Sections 1 and 5 of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provision) Act.

The case has been adjourned till December 3 for mention.



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