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 motion moved by the Prosecution Counsel, ASP Benson Emuerhi, that 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 prosecutor to duplicate the file and send to the DPP for advice.
He adjourned the case until Oct. 13 .
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 297(1) and 299 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 297(1) prescribes 21 years’ jail term for armed robbery. (NAN)