4th April, 2016
An Egor Magistrates’ court in Benin, on Monday ordered the remand in prison custody of a teenage armed robbery suspect, David Ikemi.
Ikemi, 18, was arraigned by the police for allegedly being in possession of a cut-to-size hand gun during his armed robbery operation.
He was arraigned along with Best Egomwan, 25, who allegedly received the stolen items.
The accused was said to have robbed his victims of one Samsung Galaxy S5 and Tecno M5 mobile phones, both valued at the sum of N65,000 and N30,000 cash respectively.
According to the Prosecutor, C.S.O. Nnamdi, the accused person committed the offence on 29 February, 2016, at about 11:30 am at Ogida Quarters in Benin.
Nnamdi said the offence contravened section 402 (2) and 427 of the Criminal Code Cap 48 Vol. II, laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976, as applicable to Edo state.
However, while the plea of the first accused (David Ikemi), was not taken, the 2nd accused (Best Egomwan), pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.
The Magistrate, Mr. W. E. Aziegbemhin, granted the 2nd accused person bail in the sum of N70,000 and a surety in like sum, who must be a senior
civil servant and a resident within the court’s jurisdiction.
Aziegbemhin adjourned the case till 21 April for hearing.