Six remanded in prison for ‘robbing’ Vanguard publisher

SIX persons were yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly robbing Vanguard Publisher, Mr Sam Amuka-Pemu in his Anthony Village home three months ago. They allegedly went away with cash and valuables valued at N2,875,000.

The suspects, who were brought before Magistrate Bola Osunsanmi, are Koyis Usman, 22, Umaru Oseni, 46, Abdurasaq Hassan, 43, Musa Atim Abubakar, 31, Gambno Umar, 31 and Abdulramon Kashil, 25 have been remanded in prison custody.

They were arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery and grievous bodily harm.

The police in the charge sheet stated that the defendants on June 5 around 2.30am at Anthony Village, Lagos conspired with others now at large, “to commit felony to wit armed robbery and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 297 and punishable under section 295 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011”.

The defendants were further alleged to have on the same date, time and place “caused damage to a window burglary asbestos, two doors, property of Samson Oruru Amuka, publisher of Vanguard newspaper and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 337 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011″.

Prosecuting Inspector Simeon Imohwa prayed the court for an order remanding them in prison custody.

Magistrate Osunsanmi asked what was found in the possession of the defendants as at time of arrest and the prosecutor listed them to include one iron cutter, one military camouflage uniform, one salon car marked LSD 337 and one hammer.

The plea of the defendants was not taken by the court, neither were they represented by any lawyer.

Osunsanmi granted the request of the prosecutor and ordered them remanded in Kirikiri Prison custody.

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