An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday, remanded a furniture maker, Adeboye Muyideen, 25, charged with conspiracy and stealing, at the Kirikiri Prisons custody.
His plea was, however, not taken.
The Magistrate, Mrs O. A. Akokhia, who gave the ruling, said that the accused should remain behind bars until the next adjourned date.
Muyideen, a resident of No. 6, Akinbiyi St., Idioro, Mushin, Lagos, is facing charges of conspiracy and armed robbery.
The Police Prosecutor, Insp Benedict Aigbokhan, had told the court that the accused committed the offences at 4.00 p.m. on Sept. 28, 2017 in Mushin area of Lagos State.
He said the accused conspired with one other person still at large, and stole a tricycle, valued N660,000 belonging to a man, Diamond Imuesi.
Aigbokhan said the accused, who was armed with a locally-made pistol, two live cartridges and other dangerous weapons, stole the complainant’s tricycle marked LND 855 QG from where it was parked.
He alleged that the accused was apprehended during a stop-and- search by the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Nigeria Police.
“An unregistered motorcycle with two live cartridges were recovered from the accused while his accomplice fled with the gun, abandoning the stolen tricycle,” he said.
Aigbokhan said the offences contravened Sections 229 and 297 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused may be sentenced to 21 years imprisonment, if found guilty, according to Section 297 of the Criminal Law.
Akokhia directed that the case file should be duplicated, and a copy sent to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.
The case was adjourned to March 16 for mention. (NAN)
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