Court remands ex-convict for alleged armed robbery

Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a 23-year-old ex-convict, Taiwo Sunmonu, for alleged armed robbery four months after he was from Kirikiri.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. A. Odubayo, who did not take Sunmonu’s plea, ordered that the file should sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

Odubayo also ordered that the defendant should kept at Kirikiri .

She adjourned the case until July 15 for DPP’s advice.

The defendant, whose address was not provided, is being tried for conspiracy and armed robbery.

Earlier, the Prosecutior, Sgt. Adesunkanmi Adejumola, told the court that the defendant committed the offences other persons at large on March 12 at 11.00 p.m. at Ajayi Street, Ijannikin, .

Adejumola said the defendant, who was from the Kirikiri in , 2020, served a five-year jail term for armed robbery.

He said the defendant again armed himself dangerous and robbed Mr Opeyemi Owolabi of his phone valued at 20,000 and 2,000 cash.

“The defendant was arrested by police operatives attached to Ijaninkin Division, they responded to a distress call but his accomplices escaped.

“One locally-made pistol and live ammunition were recovered from him,” he said.

Adejumola said the offences contravened Sections 297(1)(2)(a) and 411 of the Criminal Law of , 2015.

The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 297 stipulates 21 years’ imprisonment for armed robbery, while Section 411 prescribes two years for conspiracy. (NAN)