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 Bus conductor docked for allegedly robbing man of valuables worth N237, 000

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A 19-year-old bus conductor, Abiodun Oguntegbe, was on Tuesday arraigned in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly robbing a man of his valuables worth N237,000 at `cutlass-point.’

He, however, pleaded not guilty.

The defendant committed the offences with four others still at large on June 26 at Oshodi, Lagos, the prosecutor, Insp. Aondohemba Koti, told the court.

“The complainant was riding his bicycle, and his ice cream tied at the back, when the defendant and his accomplices attacked him with cutlasses; he was beaten up.

“They dispossessed him of N141,000 cash, a bicycle load of ice cream worth N90,000 and his cell phone valued at N6,000, all totalling N237,000.

“The complainant reported the case immediately after the incident, some days later he sighted the defendant, called the police and the defendant was arrested,” the prosecutor said.

Koti said the offences contravened Sections 168(d), 287, 297 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 287 prescribes three years jail term for stealing, while Section 297 attracts 21 years for arming self with offensive weapon.

The Magistrate, Mrs M.O. Tanimola granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100, 000, with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until July 24.

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