Court remands 2 men over alleged armed robbery

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A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday ordered the remand of two men in a correctional facility over alleged armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearms and criminal conspiracy.

The pleas of the defendants, Abubakar Zubairu, 34 and Aminu Wasiu, 32 were not taken.

The Magistrate, Hajara Dauda, ordered the defendants to be remanded pending the advice of the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

She adjourned the case until Nov. 28, for mention.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp Sunday Baba, told the court that the defendants, committed the offence on Oct. 12, at Agwa New Extension Trikania, Kaduna State.

According to Baba, the defendants and three others at large while armed with a gun and other dangerous weapons, attacked and robbed one Mary James at her residence.

The prosecutor alleged that the defendants stole the complainant’s RAV 4 Utility car valued at N6.5m, Gold jewelleries valued N1m, one iPhone 12 valued at N155, 000 and N300,000 cash.

Baba told the court that the defendants were arrested at Nasarawa area of Kaduna by a team of policemen attached to the State Criminal and Investigation Department, after a tip off.

He added that during police investigation, the defendants allegedly confessed to have committed the crime.

The offence, Baba said, contravened the provisions of sections 59 and 238 (1)(2)(a) of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law, 2017.