Police arraign 6 men over alleged robbery

The accused are standing trial on a four-count charge of conspiracy, assault, membership of an unlawful society and armed robbery.

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The accused, Aladeito Okuwatosin, 18; Coker Moses, 20; Ajimuda Samuel, 28; Segun Ogunlana, 18; Olalekan Olajide, 28, and Joshua Abraham, 19, reside at Oworonshoki, Lagos.

They are standing trial on a four-count charge of conspiracy, assault, membership of an unlawful society and armed robbery.

The Prosecutor, Cpl. Ibijoke Akinpelu, told court that the accused committed the offences on April 15 at about 10.30 p.m. at Agbara Jesu Street, Oworonshoki.

Akinpelu said that the accused, who were suspected to be members of an unlawful society, robbed two persons, Ugochuchwu Mesiko and Adefisayo Tosin of their phones and cash, valued at N120, 000.

She said that the accused assaulted Mesiko with a machete, causing him grievous body harm.

According to Akinpelu, the offences contravene Sections 41, 243, 297 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mrs A .F. Adeeyo, granted each of the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety each in like sum.

She adjourned the matter until June 1 for substantive trial.

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