A male cook, Sunday Usli, 20 has been remanded by Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday. Usli is being accused in robbing a woman of N100,000 worth of recharge cards and other valuables.
According to the Magistrate’s order the accused will be kept in the Ikoyi Prisons pending advice of the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Consequently, the court did not take the plea of the accused.
Sunday Usli faces a two-count charge of conspiracy and robbery.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Ignatius Okeke, had told the court that the accused and his accomplice, still at large, committed the crimes on July 27 on Durosinmi Etti Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
The inspector added that the accused and his accomplice accosted a recharge card vendor, Ms. Rachel Ogbodo, on her way home, beat her up and robbed her of recharge cards of different networks and values.
“Usli and his accomplice also robbed Ms. Ogbodo of two BlackBerry phones worth N35,000.
The Prosecutor also reported that the accused and the accomplice equally made away with woman’s N4,000.
“Usli was pursued and apprehended by other passers-by after Ogbodo raised an alarm,” the prosecutor stated.
He said that the offences contravened Sections 297 and 294 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Section 294 stipulates that any person who commits robbery shall on conviction be liable to 21 years imprisonment.
The court adjourned the case till August 28 for mention.