Court Remands Two Security Men In Prison Over Robbery, R*pe


An Ikeja Magistrate Court, yesterday, remanded two security men at Kirikiri prison, pending the legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, over alleged robbery and rape.

Samson Obroh, 55 and Joshua Iyeye, 20, who reside at 4a, Atanda Akinremi Street, Orile-Agege and 16, Puposhola Street, Lagos respectively were ordered to be remanded in prison by Magistrate A. O. Akinde.

The defendants and others at large, committed the alleged offence on November 19, 2013, at about 1 a.m at 13, Ben Olakunle Street, Fagba in Iju Ishaga area of Lagos State.

They face a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy, armed robbery, stealing and r*pe, preferred against them by the police.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Chinalu Uwadione, said the defendants while armed with a locally made pistol, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons, robbed one Abiodun Ahmed of one Nokia phone valued at N14,000, jewelleries, N25,000; a radio set valued N15,000 and N4,200 cash.

Uwadione told the court that the defendants also r*ped Abiodun Ahmed.

The prosecutor further noted that the defendants also robbed one Juliana Akinlade of her N4000, two TV sets valued N100,000, laptop worth N80,000, two Nokia phones valued N100,000 and a wedding ring worth N800,000.

He added that they also r*ped one Juliana Akinlade.

He said the offences are contrary to section 1 (2) (a) (b) of Armed Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act, Cap. 398 Vol. XXii, laws of the Federation of Nigeria 1990 as amended.

The offence is also punishable under section 285 (1) of the criminal laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

Makinde Akinde adjourned the case to January 23, 2014, while she ordered that they be remanded in prison, pending the DPP’s advice.