An Ikeja Magistrate court has ordered that one 36-year-old man, Jimoh James, should be remanded at the Kirikiri maximum prison in Lagos for allegedly robbing a woman of N265,000 at gun-point, on Friday.
The Magistrate, Mrs. Y. O Ekogbulu, who refused to take the plea of the accused, said the suspect should be kept behind bars pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.
However, the accused, who resides at the Apapa area of the city, is being tried for robbery and stealing.
The Prosecutor of the case, Sergeant Adetutu Sanusi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 17 along the Ikorodu-Ijebu-Ode Road.
She said that the accused and two other persons still at large conspired to rob the victim, Mrs. Chinwendu Njoke, of the money and other valuables.
The prosecutor narrated that, “The accused stole one iPhone 6 valued at N160, 000, itel phone N25, 000, wristwatch N40, 000 and also used the victim’s sim card to withdraw N40, 000 from her account.
“The complainant stopped her car when the accused pointed a gun at her, threatening to shoot if she refused to stop.
“The accused was later tracked through his bank account and was arrested,” the prosecutor said.
The case was adjourned till May 17 for mention, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.