Court Send Labourer To Correctional Center For Stealing N2000

Justice Oyindamola Ogala of an Ikeja High Court has remanded a 22-year-old labourer, Olanrewaju Opeyemi for allegedly robbing a woman of N2,000 at a Lagos hotel.

Opeyemi of no fixed address, was remanded at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre following his not guilty plea to a three – count charge which was interpreted to him from English Language to Yoruba Language.

He was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery, robbery and grievous harm.

According to the prosecution, led by Mrs A.O Oluwasanmi, the defendant committed the offence at 2am on April 14, 2020 at Intendo Hotel, Agboju, Lagos.

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“Opeyemi alongside others who are at large, conspired to commit robbery and while armed with a knife, he robbed one Ms Blessing Okoro of N2,000.

“He also grievously harmed Okoro by cutting her with a knife and inflicted serious injuries on her.

“The offences violate Sections 245, 297 and 299 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015,” the prosecutor said.

Justice Ogala adjourned the case until Nov. 25 for trial

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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