An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday ordered that a driver, Usman Samsudeen, who allegedly entered a church and robbed a chorister of her laptop and other valuables worth N117,000, be remanded in prison, pending legal advice.
Chief Magistrate A.A. Fashola, who did not take the plea of the defendant, remanded him in Kirikiri Prisons.
Fashola ordered the police to duplicate the case file and send same to the Department of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.
He adjourned the case until July 22, for the DPP’s advice.
Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Michael Unah, in the charge, alleged that the defendant, who resides in No.32 Market St., Ebutte-Metta in Lagos, is facing a two counts of conspiracy and robbery.
Unah alleged that the defendant armed himself with one locally-made single barrel gun with two live cartridges and stole a sum of N32,000, an Infinix phone valued at N35,000, an Alcatel phone worth N25,000 and one Hp laptop valued at N25,000, property of Miss Faith Alonge.
Unah told the court that the defendant committed the offence with others at large on May 4 about 8.30 p.m. at the Christ Healing Evangelical Church at No.10 Igbobi College Road, Fadeyi, Lagos.
He submitted that the defendant with his other accomplices went to the church on a motorcycle.The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 297 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015 (Revised).