Court remands man, 25, for alleged robbery, attempted murder


An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday remanded a 25-year-old man, Suleman Kudus, for alleged robbery and attempt to kill a man.

The police had charged Kudus, whose residential address was not provided, with conspiracy, attempted murder and robbery.

The Magistrate, Mrs S.k. Ariyo, who did not take the plea of the defendants, ordered the prosecution to send the case file to the Lagos State Department of Public Prosecutions (DPPs) for advice.

Ariyo adjourned the case until Aug. 3 for mention.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Christopher John, told the court that the defendant attempted to kill the complainant, one Mr Samuel Ameh by using a knife to stab him on his neck and chest.

John said the defendant committed the offences with two others now at large on April 27 at 11.00 p.m. on Wempco Road, Sunday Market in Ogba, Lagos.

He added that the defendant armed himself with a knife in a registered Bajaj Motorcycle and robbed the complainant of his Infinix Hot 7 phone worth N58,0000.

“The defendant stabbed the complainant with a knife after robbing him of his cell phone,” the prosecutor said.

Report states the alleged offences violate Sections 230, 297 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

Attempted murder is punishable with life imprisonment, robbery, 21 years’ jail term while conspiracy attracts two years’ upon conviction.