Court Remands Okada Rider For ‘Robbery’

A 30-year-old Okada rider, Babangida Haruna, was yesterday remanded in prison custody by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for alleged robbery.

Haruna and others at large were arraigned before Magistrate S.K. Matepo on a two- count charge of conspiracy and robbery by the police.

Prosecutor Sergeant A. Odugbo told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offence on November 11 about 1:30hrs on LASU Igando Road, Ojo Lagos.

Haruna, who lives at 7th Avenue, FESTAC Town Lagos, pleaded not guilty when the charge was read.

Odugbo alleged that the defendant with others at large armed themselves with a gun and a cutlass and robbed Samsideen Yusuf of N200,000.

Magistrate Matepo ordered that the defendant be remanded in prison pending the Director of Public Prosecutions’ (DPP’s) advice.

She adjourned the matter till January 31.

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