Man remanded for allegedly robbing policeman at knife-point in Lagos

A 39-year-old man, Clement Chidi has been remanded in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly robbing a policeman of his identity card.

The suspect was said to have carried out the robbery, using a knife to rob the police officer of his identity card on March 6 at Apapa Road, Ebute-Meta, Lagos.

The defendant, who resides at Oyingbo, Lagos, is being tried for armed robbery.

The prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie told the court that the defendant armed himself with a double-edged knife and robbed Cpl. Joel Samaila of his police ID card.

“The defendant approached the complainant, pointed the knife at him, snatched his ID card and ran away.

“He was later apprehended and taken to the station,’’ he said.

Ihiehie said that the offence violated Section 297 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Layinka, who did not take the plea of Chidi ordered that the file should be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.

Layinka adjourned the case until May 3 for mention.

NAN reports that the section attracts 21 years imprisonment for armed robbery.


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