Teslimi Amusat, a 47-year-old transporter, on Wednesday was detained in Kirikiri Prison by Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly robbing a man of Tecno phone worth N12, 000 at gun point.
Amusat, with residential address of No. 15 Lerato St., Meiran, Lagos, was arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and robbery. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Layinka, commanded that a copy of the case file be duplicated and sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). She said pending the advice from the DPP the defendant should be detained in Kirikiri prison so adjourned the case till May 9 for DPP’s advice.
The defendant was said to harm himself with a gun before robbing Mr Segun Adeoye of his phone which is Tecno Camon F9 valued at N12, 000 by the Police Prosecutor, ASP Akeem Raji.
Raji told the court that the defendant committed the offences with one other person still at large on Jan.12 about 10.30 p.m. at Abule Egba, Lagos. He said that the complainant was waiting for a vehicle when the defendant came on a motorcycle, blocked him and snatched his phone from him at gun point.
“The complainant reported the case at FSARS, Iju Ishaga Division.
“The Police informed the complainant after the defendant was caught and a local gun was found in his possession,’’ the prosecutor said.
The offences violate Sections 297 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015, (Revised).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that conspiracy attracts two years imprisonment, while robbery attracts a 21-year-jail term if convicted. (NAN)