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An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered the remand of Shedrack Okimiji,24,in Kirikiri Prisons, Lagos, pending the receipt of advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPPs).

Okimiji, a welder, who  resides at No. 13, Apolo St., Makoko, Ebute Metta, Lagos, is being tried for conspiracy and bordering on armed robbery before Magistrate A.A. Fashola.

Fashola, who gave the ruling, directed that the case file should be duplicated and a copy sent to the DPP for advice.

Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Mike Unah, told the court that Okimiji committed the offences on Aug.15, at No. 23, Ajileye St., Bariga Area of Lagos State , with others now at large at 3:30 a.m.

The prosecutor said that Okimiji with other accomplices had trespassed into the house of  Mr Joseph Akeju, the complainant.

They were alleged to have damaged his door and robbed him of four phones, jewellery, a plasma TV set  and N110,000.

He added that the complainant raised an alarm which alerted the security guards.

The guards were said to have apprehended the accused who had  in his possession some cutlasses and an iron cutter, while his accomplices escaped.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 299, 297 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The plea of the accused was not taken.

The magistrate adjourned the case until Dec. 5.

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Updated on September 12, 2018 at 10:15 am