Yesterday, an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court ordered the remand of a 35-year-old driver, Chika Obilor, in Kirikiri Prison for allegedly snatching N290,000 valuables from a reverend father at gunpoint.
Obilor is being tried for conspiracy, robbery and stealing.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase, told the court that the accused and others yet to be apprehended committed the offences on April 16 at Meiran, Lagos.
Awase said that the accused and others armed themselves with guns and other dangerous weapons to rob Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Olasikole of N290,000 valuables.
“The complainant was sleeping when the accused damaged the burglary proof to gain access into his apartment.
“They pointed guns at him, tied him down with rope and ransacked his room.
“The accused carted away one laptop, a phone, MCA arch dicre, confirmation deanery slip, church bulletins, daily strength devotionals, legion Mary handbooks, among other items valued at N290,000.
“One of the accused accomplices who was caught in another similar act confessed that he was among the people who robbed the Reverend Father.
“The information he provided led to the arrest of the accused,” the prosecutor said.
According to the prosecutor, the offences violated Sections 287, 296 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Magistrate F.F George in his ruling refused to take the plea of the accused.
George ordered that the suspect be remanded and instructed that the case file be duplicated and sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal opinion.
She then adjourned the case until Oct. 8 for mention.