The Magistrate, Mrs O. A. Odubayo, who did not take Sunmonu’s plea, ordered that the file should be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.
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 with some other persons still at large on March 12 at 11.00 p.m. at Ajayi Street, Ijannikin, Lagos State.
“The defendant was arrested by police operatives attached to Ijaninkin Division, when 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 Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 297 stipulates 21 years’ imprisonment for armed robbery, while Section 411 prescribes two years for conspiracy. (NAN)