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Passenger pleads guilty to robbing motorcyclist of phone, N10, 000

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A passenger, Mavin Aligbe, who allegedly robbed a commercial motorcyclist of his phone and N10,000 cash, on Thursday, pleaded guilty before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Aligbe, 31, of no fixed address, is facing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Julius Babatope, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offences on Aug. 25, at Otakoya Street, Ajegunle, in Apapa area of Lagos.

Babatope explained that the defendant and one other, still at large, robbed a 60-year-old motorcyclist, one Mr Augustine Onyekoro, of his Nokia phone and the sum of N10,000.

“Aligbe was the passenger of the complainant. While they were on their way, he stole the motorcyclist’s phone and money,” the prosecutor said.

According to him, the offences contravene Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mr G. O. Tiamiyu, remanded him in prison custody and adjourned the case until Aug. 30 for the review of facts and sentencing.

Edited by Folorunso Poroye and ‘Wale Sadeeq

 

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