Man, 25, remanded in prison for allegedly robbing with toy gun in Ogun

A young man has been remanded in jail for attempted robbery with the aid of a toy gun.

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The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a three  count charge of armed robbery, impersonation and unlawful possession of Army camouflage.

The prosecutor, Insp. Sunday Eigbejiale, told the court that the accused committed the offences on March 1 at about 5.00 p.m. behind the Railway Police Station, Lafenwa, Abeokuta.

Eigbegiale said that the accuse, armed with a toy gun,  allegedly robbed a man, Abdullahi Ibrahim, of his Intel phone valued at N12,000 and N4,000 cash.

He alleged that on the same day and place at about 6.20 p.m. the accused unlawfully had in his possession a pair of army camouflage and shorts.

“The accused also impersonated a military officer by putting on an army camouflage.”

The prosecutor said that the accused was arrested by a police officer in Lafenwa, Abeokuta.

The offences contravened Section 1 (2),(a) of the Robbery and Firearms Act. Laws of the Federation, 2004 and Sections 109 and 430 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun State, 2006.

Magistrate Oriyomi Sofowora, who did not take the plea of the accused, ordered that the accused be remanded in prison pending his release on bail and legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Further hearing in the case has been fixed for  April 14.

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