An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, remanded a 37-year-old driver, Olabode Fakorode, in prison for allegedly robbing man of an unregistered Camry car, valued at N1. 8 million at gun point.
Chief Magistrate, A. A. Fashola, remanded Fakorode in Kirikiri Prisons, pending an advice from the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Fashola ruled that the copy of the file should be sent to the DPP and adjourned the case until April 22.
The defendant, who resides at Gbobe in Benin Republic, is facing a two-count charge, bordering on robbery. He, however, pleaded “not guilty” to the charges.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Michael Unah, alleged that the defendant committed the crime against one Olusola Adeboga.
Unah told the court that the defendant, with two others still at large committed the offences on January 5 at about 9.45 p.m. at Morogbo on the Lagos-Badagry highway.
He said that the defendant and the others, disguised as policemen and stopped the complainant at a check point.
“The defendant snatched the complainant’s car, valued at N1. 8 million at gun point.
“The complainant tracked his car and alerted the policemen at the area.
“The defendant was apprehended by the police while the two accomplices ran away,” he said.
The offences contravene Section 299 and 297 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
Both Sections attract 21 years jail term for offenders.