The police in Lagos have arrested a notorious robbery suspect who has beenÂ terrorising residents of Idita area of Apongbon and Marina-CMS axis of Lagos Island,Â Lagos for a long time, armed with gun and other dangerous weapons.
The suspect, identified as Ganiyu Abiodun, accoding to the police, has been on theirÂ wanted list since June 2009 after he robbed one Omotayo Oluwatosin of his two NokiaÂ handsets, valued at N60,000 and Monsura Shittu of his two handsets worth N38,000.
Nemesis caught up with him on 30 August, 2010 when he robbed Mrs. Taiye Babatunde ofÂ her N73,000, 14-inch television set, one DVD player, one CD player and radioÂ cassette player, valued at N123,000 at 109, Makoro Street, Marina, Lagos.
He was arrested at a hideout following a tip off from members of the public and wasÂ charged before the Ebute-Metta Magistrateâ€™s Court on a five-count charge ofÂ committing felony, to wit, armed robbery.
The offence is contrary to Section 5(b) and punishable under Section 1(2), 12(a) ofÂ the Robbery and Firearms (special provisions) Act, Cap. 398, Vol. XXII, Laws of theÂ Federation of Nigeria, 1990 as amended and Section 451 of the Criminal Code, Cap.17,Â Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.
The magistrate, Mr. M.O. Olubi did not take his plea. He ordered that he should beÂ remanded in prison custody and adjourned the matter till 24 November, 2010.