Court remands 2 for robbing victims of items worth N400,000

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
A Tinubu Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded two men, Jamiu Ifesanya, 19, and Sunday Ndubisi, 22, in prison for robbing a passerby of his valuables worth N400,000.
The two accused are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, theft and unlawfully armed with dangerous weapons.
The duo pleaded guilty to the offences.
The Magistrate, Mr Omolaja Kazeem, ordered that the two accused be remanded in Ikoyi Prisons for the next 14 days.
Kazeem adjourned the case to Feb. 6, for facts and sentence.
The prosecutor, insp. Philip Osijiale, told the court that the two accused on Dec. 29 at about 1:20a.m at Obalende under the Bridge, waylaid a passerby, Olatunji Olayiwo.
He said that the duo accosted and overpowered Olayiwo and collected his possessions valued at N400, 000.
“The duo emerged from under the bridge, armed with a knife and machete, accosted Olayiwo, a Disc Jockey, who was coming back from an event and collected his musical instruments. The two accused also forcefully collected his laptop and phone all valued at N400, 000.
“They were apprehended by the help of some Good Samaritans who heard him crying for help and came to his rescue,” he said.
Osijiale said that the offences contravened Sections 51, 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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