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An 18-year-old man, Mohammed Lawal, has been arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court sitting at Ogba, Ikeja, over armed robbery.

He was arraigned on two counts of conspiracy and robbery.

The police said Lawal and others still at large robbed a man, Chinedu Chiwouzor, of his car and two phones.

The charges read, “That you, Mohammed Lawal, and others now at large, on February 20, 2022, around  9.30pm, on Akinyemi Steet, Igando, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony, to wit: armed robbery, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 299 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

“That you, Mohammed Lawal, and others still at large, on the same date, time and place, in the aforesaid magisterial district, while armed with a pistol, did rob one Lexus E330 2006 model valued at N4m, one iPhone 6x, valued at N35,000, one Samsung SB phone, valued at N120,000, property of one Chinedu Chiwouzor, thereby committing an offence contrary to Section 296 and punishable under Section 297 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.”

The defendant’s plea was not taken due to the nature of the offence.

Lawal was remanded and the case adjourned till June 28, 2022.

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