Magistrate remands in prison, man allegedly robbing with toy gun

Abeokuta, March 16, 2017 (TNE) For allegedly robbing with a toy gun, 25-year-old Oyatokun Wasiu was on Thursday remanded in prison on the orders of an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court.
The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a three-count charge of armed robbery, impersonation and unlawful possession of army camouflage.
He had allegedly dispossessed some people of telephones and money.
The police prosecutor,  Sunday Eigbejiale, said  the accused committed the offences on March 1 at about 5.00 p.m. behind the Railway Police Station, Lafenwa, Abeokuta.
Eigbegiale said that the accused, while armed with a toy gun, robbed a man, Abdullahi Ibrahim, of his mobile phone valued at N12,000 and N4,000 cash.
He said that on the same day and place at about 6.20 p.m.,  the accused unlawfully had in his possession a pair of army camouflage and shorts.
Magistrate Oriyomi Sofowora who did not take the plea of the accused, ordered  that he should  be remanded in prison pending  the receipt of  legal advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions.
The case was adjourned till  April 14.(TNE)
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