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IN AGEGE: Unrepentant ex-convict, three gang members arrested for armed robbery

An ex-convict, Emmanuel Akinlabi, who has served jail term for drug related offences has been rearrested by the Police alongside his gang members for allegedly robbing a victim at gun point in Agege, Lagos Mainland.

According to the Police, the suspects committed the offence on October 2, 2018, in the area robbing the victim of his car and other valuables.

The suspects, Nurudeen Gbadamosi, Emmanuel Akinlabi, Ramon Raheem, and Samuel Elem, attacked the victim while he was driving home, the Police said. At the time, the victim was robbed of his Toyota Camry car, HP laptop, two pairs of shoes and a gold necklace.

Following their arrests, the suspects were arraigned in court on two counts of conspiracy and armed robbery.

Police prosecutor, Michael Unah, told the court that the other suspects were arrested after further investigation.

He told the court that the accused were notorious for highway robberies and sale of stolen vehicles.

The police prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 299 and 297 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The charges read in part, “That you, Nurudeen Gbadamosi, Emmanuel Akinlabi, Ramon Raheem and Samuel Elem, while armed with a gun, did rob your victim of a gold necklace valued at N76,000; HP laptop valued at N130,000; two pairs of Italian shoes valued at N80,000; and one black Toyota Camry with number plate SZ 759 AAA, all valued at N1,436,000, property of one Kehinde Adegboyega.”

The presiding magistrate, Mr A. A. Fashola, ordered that the suspects be remanded in prison pending advice from the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions. He adjourned the case till December 12, 2018.

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