2 in prison for alleged N7.9m theft, murder

Two suspected armed robbers, Alexander (surname witheld), 25, and Innocent (surname witheld), 27, have been remanded in  prison custody over allegations of theft and murder.

An Ebute-Metta Chief Magistrate Court, Lagos, ordered the remand of both men over charges bordering on conspiracy, robbery and murder.

It was alleged that the two suspected armed robbers, on April 8, 2015, at about 2p.m, at 21, Oduduwa Way, while armed with  locally made pistol and cutlasses, robbed James Edewor of the sum of seven million, naira hundred thousand naira,  N7,900,000.

In the  charge brought against them, the  two accused, with others at large, were said to have, apart from dispossesing the victim of the money, also killed the robbery victim, by strangling him to death.

The offences, the  charge read,  were contrary to and punishable under sections 297, 295(2) (a), 221 and 231 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.

The magistrate, Mrs A Ajibade, who held brief for Magistrate, A Ope-agbe  ordered that the two suspects be remanded in prison custody pending an advice from the DPP.

The Magistrate also ordered the prosecutor to duplicate the case file and forward same to DPP for advice.

The matter was adjourned till October 17, for DPP’s advice.