An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, on Friday, remanded three men, Abdullahi Alimi, 44, Oladipupo Fagbe, 43 and Rasaq Alimi, 21, in Kirikiri Correctional Centre, for alleged armed robbery.
The Magistrate, Mrs A. Akinyemi, who did not take the defendants’ pleas, ordered that the case file be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, for advice.
Akinyemi adjourned the case until July 26 for DPP’s response.
The defendants are facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, stealing, receiving stolen property and robbery.
Earlier, the prosecutor, DSP Chinalu Nwadione, told the court that the defendants committed the offences with some other persons at large on April 13 at Ogba Road, Agege, Lagos.
Nwadione said the defendants armed themselves with knives and robbed the complainant, Mr Musa Ganiyu, of his N20,000.
He also said that the defendants stole 504 cartons of origin bitters, valued at N4.5 million, property of Fafem Haulage Nigeria Ltd.
Nwadione said the defendants unlawfully had in their possession five cartons of origin bitters worth N45,000, suspected to be stolen property.
The Prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 411, 297, 287 and 329 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
There are reports that Section 287 stipulates three years jail term for stealing, while Section 411 prescribes two years for conspiracy.