Lagos: Couple Arraigned Over Involvement  In “One Chance” Robbery, Remanded

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A couple, Joseph Okoro, 54 and his partner, Tina Nebeife, 40 have been charged before an Ogba, Ikeja Magistrate Court for alleged robbery, possession of dangerous weapons and obtaining under duress.

The couple was arrested by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Special Squad 2 at Salvation Bus Stop in Opebi after they allegedly kidnapped a woman, Saida Kazeem, with their operational vehicle, a Toyota Camry car with registration number, AKD 992 JC, and were in the process of taking her to an unknown place through Joel Ogunnaike Street in GRA, Ikeja when luck ran out on them.  

Eighteen-Eleven Media reports that unknown to the the alleged victim, she innocently boarded the vehicle which already had three members of the gang as “passengers” including the driver around 6.00 am, on the day in question while on her way to Yaba. But not long after the journey commenced, the vehicle suddenly took a detour.  She was later dispossessed of her valuables and thereafter pushed out of the moving vehicle.  

However, luck ran out on the gang as Police operatives from the Commissioner of Police Special Squad 2 suspicious of the occupants of the vehicle trailed them. Not even the preemptive pushing off of Ms Saida Kazeem was enough to deter the police officers. 

Two of the gang members were eventually apprehended while one of them identified as Uchechukwu Ileanyi, escaped and is now at large.

The Police also recovered their operational vehicle which is now been kept at the station.

The couple were later arraigned before the court on charges of robbery, possession of dangerous weapons and obtaining under duress.  

They, however, pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Supol Akeem Raji, then prayed the court for a date for hearing sequel to their not guilty plea to enable the Police to prove its case against the alleged culprits. 

Meanwhile, following the application by their counsel, the presiding magistrate, Mrs. B.O. Osunsanmi, granted them bail in the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000.00)  with two sureties in like sum. The sureties must show evidence of means of livelihood and their addresses verified as well as evidence of tax payment.

The matter was adjourned for mention while they were remanded in the custody of the Kirikiri Correctional  Facility Lagos, pending the perfection of their bail conditions.

 

Eighteen-Eleven Media 

 

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