Two men have been accused of robbing a speedboat operator of cash and other items valued at N1.3 million in the Agura area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.
It was alleged that on November 24, 2005 at about noon, Olawale Majeofodun (39) and Obapolo Benjamin (27) both from Igbokoda in Ondo State, and three other men accosted one Sunday Elebiju while he was standing near his speedboat at the Agura area of Ikorodu.
They threatened to kill him with guns and charms and ordered him to take them in the boat to an unknown destination. When they got there, he was robbed of a cash sum of N500, 000 and a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phone valued at N50, 000.
The men also removed the speedboat engine valued at N750, 000 before escaping.
They were arrested by the Police Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ikeja, and arraigned before a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ikorodu on Friday, on a two-count charge of conspiracy and robbery.
Prosecuting Corporal Abosede Adegesin (Mrs.) informed the court that the men committed the alleged robbery while armed with two locally made guns.
The offences, she added, were punishable under Sections 409 and 295(2) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
The men’s pleas could, however, not be taken.
Chief Magistrate O. O. Olatunji directed that the case file should be sent to the Lagos Director of Public Prosecution (DPP). He ordered that both men be remanded in prison custody pending the DPP’s advice.
The case was adjourned till February 25.