An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday remanded two accused at the Kirikiri Prison custody for allegedly robbing a woman of her handbag containing some personal effects at a gun point.
The chief magistrate, Mrs O.A Layinka, refused the accused persons’ plea for bail but ordered that they should be remanded till Nov. 8.
Layinka ordered the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and forward same to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPPs) for legal advice and adjourned the case till Nov.8
Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Donjor Perezi, had told the court that the accused: Michael Oguava, 26, a cobbler, and Toheeb Anifowose, 29, a tricycle rider, were residents of Amukoko Alaba area, a suburb of Lagos.
He said that they were facing trial on a two-count charge of alleged armed robbery and stealing.
The prosecutor said that the accused committed the offences on April 10 at Coker Aguda area of Lagos.
Perezi alleged that the accused were spotted by a security guard while they robbed their victim, Mrs Angela Pius, at gun point and snatched her handbag containing a cell phone and N110, 000 cash.
“The accused escaped with the bag.
“And sometime in June, they accused were going for another operation when the same security guard sighted them.
“He called the police who apprehended the accused and detained them at the police station.
“At the police station, they confessed to have snatched the woman’s hand bag,” he told the court.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 285 and 295(2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011