A Lagos High Court in Igbosere Wednesday remanded an unemployed man, Soliu Adeniran, who allegedly robbed a cleric of $500 at gun point.
Justice Bola Okikiolu-Ighile made the order following Adeniran’s arraignment for conspiracy and armed robbery by the Lagos State Government.
Justice Okikiolu-Ighile remanded Adeniran in prison custody and adjourned till May 7 for trial.
Earlier, prosecuting Counsel J. A. Koku and S. O. Fashola said the defendant and his accomplices, who are at large, committed the alleged offences at about 5:45pm on February 17, 2014 at the Festac Extension area of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area (LGA).
They accused Adeniran and his gang of accosting the cleric, Bishop Ray Bakeh, on the street and dispossessing him of his phones, wristwatch and wallet containing $500 cash.
According to the prosecutors, the offences contravened sections 295 and 295(2)(a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.
Adeniran pleaded not guilty.