Court remands 3 men for allegedly stealing 2 phones, £10

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded three men in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly stealing two cell phones and 10 pounds (about N7,000) from a woman.

The police charged Kenny Diriyai, 44; Saheed Tajudeen, 27; and Sikiru Tajudeen, 26 with robbery.

Magistrate J. A Adegun, gave the order, following a moved by the Counsel, ASP Benson Emuerhi, the matter be referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice.

The magistrate, who did not take the plea of three men, directed the to duplicate the file and send to the DPP for advice.

He adjourned the case until Oct. 13 .

Earlier, the Counsel, ASP Benson Emuerhi, told the court the three men and other persons, at large, committed the offence on Aug. 28, at 11.30 at VGC, Ajah, Lagos State.

He said they and robbed Mrs Bridget Fidelis of her Samsung A12 worth N72,000, infinix hot 5 phone worth N61,500 and 10 pounds.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 297(1) and 299 of the Criminal of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports Section 297(1) prescribes 21 years’ jail term for armed robbery. (NAN)