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Two men remanded for allegedly robbing with toy gun in Ogun

30 December 2014, 16:51

Abeokuta - An Abeokuta Magistrates' Court on Tuesday remanded two men including a teenage boy, Dayo Akinola, for allegedly robbing a motorcyclist with a toy gun.

Akinola, 19, and his accomplice, Damilola Aroyeun, 23, are facing trial on a two-count of armed robbery and possession of firearms.

The Magistrate, Mr Emmanuel Adekunte, who did not take the pleas of the accused, said they should be kept behind bars at Ibara Prisons pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Also read: Four robbery suspects arrested in Lagos

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Augustine Ozimini told the court that the accused committed the offences on Dec. 8 at about 10.09 p.m. at Isale Abetu in the Ogun capital.

He said the two accused robbed one Daniel Ogunseye of his motorcycle valued at N200,000 with a toy gun.

"The duo accosted Ogunseye at a deserted area and threatened to shoot him with the toy gun if he failed to surrender his motorcycle to them.’’

The offences, the prosecutor said, contravened Sections 1(2), (a) , and 6 (b) of the Armed Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Laws of Nigeria.

The magistrate adjourned the case to March 3 for mention.



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