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Four men arraigned for allegedly robbing Indian


gavelTHE High Court in Igbosere, Lagos, has arraigned four men before Justice Aishat Opesanwo, for robbing an Indian national, Mr Aja Bikram, an employee of Euro Global Food Distillage Limited, Lekki, Lagos.

Bikram narrated how the robbery was carried out by his housekeeper, Peter Maina, at about 9.50am on November 10, 2013 before Justice Opesanwo.

Bikram told the prosecuting counsel Mr Afolabi Sholebo before Justice  Opesanwo that, “On that fateful day, Peter our housekeeper of eight months who lived with my family rang our door bell, my wife opened the door for him after she looked through the security viewer of our home.

“He was followed immediately by three accomplices who forced their way into our house. I, my wife and my then15-year-old daughter were shocked to see the strangers in our house.

One of his accomplices pulled out a jack knife and held it to my throat.” The Indian told the court about how the housekeeper took more knives from the kitchen to arm his accomplices.

“Peter ran to the kitchen to take our household knives to arm his accomplices against me during the ordeal. They ordered us with knives pointed at our throats to remove our jewellery and wrist watches and we were also ordered into the bedroom where my wife was forced to bring out all the cash in the house.

“I and my wife were tied with ropes while my daughter was tied with the dog leashes used for our two puppies. My mouth was also gagged with a red handkerchief and I was locked in the bathroom while my wife and daughter were left in the bedroom”, he said.

He stated that they were also plotting to kidnap his daughter after they have collected the sum of N265,000, an Ipad, Iphones, three laptops and household ornaments which amounted to N3.2million. Justice Opesanwo adjourned the case to May 11 for cross-examination of witnesses.

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