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Man remanded in Kirikiri for alleged robbery, murder

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An Ikeja Chief Magistrates Court yesterday remanded 28-year-old Yusuf Folawiyo, in Kirikiri Correctional Service, for alleged robbery and murder.

The defendant, an unemployed, who resides at 19, Elewude Street, Abule Ijo, Ogun State, is being tried for alleged conspiracy, robbery, and murder of a baker, John Dunkwu.

The Prosecutor, Woman Sergeant Chekube Okeh told the court that the defendant committed the crime on March 15, 2019 at No. 52, College Road, Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos. Okeh said that Folawiyo and others still at large, went to the bakery of the victim of their alleged act, late Dunkwu, to rob him.

“They robbed the man of his Motorola phone, valued at N35, 000 and N60, 000 cash and thereafter shot him. The victim died before he could be taken to the hospital,” she said.

Okeh also said that the victim’s wife, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Dunkwu, was the complainant, adding that the stolen phone had been tracked.

“The defendant was arrested while others are still at large.”

The offences according to the prosecutor contravene Sections 223, 297 and 299 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Miss A. O Akinde, who refused to take the defendant’s plea, ordered that he should be remanded in correctional service until December 4, pending advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).


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