A Lokoja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday remanded a commercial driver and a trader in prison custody over highway robbery allegation
Adamu Mohammed (40), a commercial driver and Haruna Isah (25), a trader, are facing a two-count charge of armed robbery and criminal conspiracy.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Levi Animoku, remanded the accused in prison because noting “it is not safe for a court that has no jurisdiction to try hear the application for bail.
“The presumption of innocence notwithstanding, I refuse the application for the bail and hereby order that the accused be remanded at the Federal Prisons, Okene.”
Animoku also transferred the case to Okene Chief Magistrate Court and adjourned the matter to Sept. 8, for mention.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Tuesday Ganagana, told the court that one Aminu Musa and his family were robbed at gunpoint on July 5 by Adamu Mohammed and others at large.
According to prosecutor, Musa was traveling with his family and ran into a blockade of men in army uniform who robbed them of N110,000 and Itel handset valued N7,000.
The robbers, however, ran out of luck as the stolen Itel handset belonging to Musa’s wife, Sefianu, was found with another woman three weeks later.
Ganagana said investigation later revealed that the handset was sold by Isah, the second accused.