A 24-year-old student, Obinna Okponwa, has been remanded in Kirikiri Prison by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly robbing a man of N100,000.
The Magistrate, Mrs. F.F George, did not take the plea of the accused, but ordered that he should be kept behind bars pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.
The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase, told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 12 at Ben Onyeka Street, Apapa, Lagos.
“The complainant, who sells food items, was in his shop when the accused entered under the pretext of buying rice. He pointed the gun at the complainant, ordering him to comply or be killed.
“The accused opened the complainant’s drawer, took the N100,000 he kept inside.
“The stolen money was recovered and he was handed over to the Police,” the prosecutor said.
The offences contravened sections 287 and 298 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
The case was adjourned until September 27 for mention.
@ Punch Newspaper