A notorious driver has been busted after he and other members of his gang attacked a Catholic priest and tied him with a rope before robbing him.
An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of the 35-year-old driver, Chika Obilor, in Kirikiri Prison for allegedly robbing N290,000 valuables from the reverend father at gun point.
Magistrate F.F. George refused to take the plea of the accused.
George ordered that the case file be duplicated and sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal opinion.
She adjourned the case until Oct. 8 for mention
Obilor, whose address is unknown, is being tried for conspiracy, robbery and stealing.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase, told the court that the accused and others yet to be apprehended committed the offences on April 16 at Meiran, Lagos.
Awase said that the accused and others armed themselves with guns and other dangerous weapons to rob Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Olasikole of N290,000 valuables.
“The complainant was sleeping when the accused damaged the burglary proof to gain access into his apartment.
“They pointed guns at him, tied him down with rope and ransacked his room.
“The accused carted away one laptop, a phone, MCA arch dicre, confirmation deanery slip, church bulletins, daily strength devotionals, legion Mary handbooks, among other items valued at N290,000.
“One of the accused accomplices who was caught in another similar act, confessed that he was among the people who robbed the reverend father.
“The information he provided led to the arrest of the accused,” the prosecutor said.
The offences violated Sections 287, 296 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.
Section 287 prescribes three years jail term for stealing while Section 296 attracts 21 years for robbery.
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