A Magistrates’ Court in Iyaganku area of Ibadan, Oyo State on Monday, ordered that one Rildwan Lawal, 30 be remanded as he faced a charge of armed robbery, at the Federal Correctional Centre, Ibadan.
The defendant is standing trial on two counts of alleged conspiracy and armed robbery.
Mr Philip Amusan, the Prosecutor, told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in May 2022 at the Ologuneru area of Ibadan.
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The Magistrate, Mrs Abimbola Amole-Ajimoti, rejected the defendant’s plea for lack of jurisdiction, and ordered his remand at the correctional facility.
The magistrate directed the Police Prosecutor to send the duplicate case file to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
The case was adjourned to August 26 for mention.
He alleged that the defendant, with others now at large, robbed the complainant, one Oladapo Oyedayo, of his Infinix 11 Play phone worth N92, 000, Infinix Hot 10 phone, valued at N75, 000 and Tecno phone worth N75, 000.
The Prosecutor told the court the defendant also allegedly robbed the complainant of a gold hand chain worth N132, 000, gold earring worth N97, 000 and N195, 200 cash.
He said the offences contravened Sections 6b and 1(a) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) ACT, 2004.