Court Remands Labourer over 2000 Naira Alleged Robbery

Justice Oyindamola Ogala of an Ikeja High Court in Lagos, on Thursday remanded a 22-year-old labourer, Olanrewaju Opeyemi for allegedly robbing a woman of N2,000 at a Lagos hotel.

Opeyemi of no fixed address, was remanded at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre after pleading not guilty to a three-count charge which was interpreted to him from English Language to Yoruba Language.

He was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery and grievous harm.

According to the prosecution, led by Mrs A.O Oluwasanmi, the defendant committed the offence at 2am on April 14, 2020 at Intendo Hotel, Agboju, Lagos.

“Opeyemi alongside others who are at large, conspired to commit robbery and while armed with a knife, he robbed one Ms Blessing Okoro of N2,000.

“He also grievously harmed Okoro by cutting her with a knife and inflicted serious injuries on her.

“The offences violate Sections 245, 297 and 299 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015,” the prosecutor said.

Justice Ogala adjourned the case until Nov. 25 for trial

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