25-year-old student remanded over alleged robbery

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A Gudu Upper Area Court in the FCT, on Wednesday remanded a student, Mohammed Mohammed,25, in prison for alleged robbery.

The Upper Area Court Judge, Mr. Umar Kagarko, ordered that the suspect should be remanded until March 5, for the conclusion of investigations and consideration of bail.

Mohammed of Mabuchi in FCT is facing a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and robbery.

He, however, denied the charges against him.

The prosecutor, Mr. Donatus Abah, told the court that two women, Mrs. Angela Emegokwue and Mrs. Vivian Okolo, reported the matter to the FCT Police Command on March 27, 2016.

Abah said that on the same date, the complainants alleged that the defendant conspired with five others now at large, and robbed them at Plot 242 Mabuchi, Abuja.

He said the items stolen were; two laptops, GSM phones, two wrist watches, gold, earrings, travelling bag containing shoes and clothes, with a Lexus L300 jeep.

“The jeep with registration No. YAB 214 TD, belonged to Mrs. Emegokwue Angela.

“He also forcefully collected her ATM card and withdrew N100, 000,’’ he said.

He also said that during the police investigation, the Lexus jeep and other items were recovered from him at Minna, Niger where he went to sell them.

Abah said the offence was contrary to Sections 97 and 298(a) of the Penal Code.

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