Man Detained For Alleged Murder And Robbery In Lagos

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One of Yusuf Folawiyo, 28, was remanded in Correctional Service, Kirikiri, by an Ikeja Chief Magistrates Court on Tuesday for suspected robbery and murder.

The Chief Magistrate, Miss A. O Akinde, who refused to accept the plea of the defendant, ordered that he be remanded in the correctional service until Dec. 4, pending the advice of the Public Prosecution Director (DPP).

The defendant, an unemployed, who resides at 19, Elewude St., Abule Ijo, Ogun, is being tried for conspiracy, robbery and murder.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Chekube Okeh, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 15, at 52, College Road, Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos.

Okeh said that Folawiyo and others still at large, went to the bakery of the victim, late Mr John Dunkwu, to rob him.

She said “They robbed the man of his Motorola phone, valued at N35, 000 and N60, 000, and there after shot him.

“The victim died before he could be taken him to the hospital.”

Okeh also said that the victim’s wife, Mrs Oluwatoyin Dunkwu, was the complainant, adding that the stolen phone had been tracked to the defendant.

“While others are still at large, the defendant was arrested. The prosecutor’s offenses contravene Sections 223, 297 and 299 of the Lagos State Criminal Law, 2015, reports NAN.

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