Man bags one month jail term for armed robbery
By Damilola Kushimo
A 29 years old man, Oloruntoba Johnson who after being convicted for armed robbery and assault by Isolo Magistrate court, has been sentenced to a month imprisonment.
The presiding Magistrate, Hon. Olufunmilayo Teluwo pronounced Johnson guilty of assault and robbery having forcefully collected the sum of N2,000 and a Tecno phone valued at N13,000 from one Mr. Chibuzor Eze with knife.
The prosecutor, Inspector Oje Uagbale, told the court that the defendant attacked the complainant and forcefully robbed him of his phone but was subsequently arrested by the police on parade.
He said: “While walking home on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 around some minutes past 12 at Ire-Akari Estate, a man accosted the complainant with a knife and asked him to surrender all he had on him which he did. Upon sighting the patrol van of police officer of Aswani Division who were on surveillance mission, raised an alarm which led to the apprehension of Johnson. Upon interrogation, he claimed to have thrown the phone inside the canal before he was subsequently arraigned.”
Uagbale said the magistrate was lenient with her judgement to have sentenced the accused to one month imprisonment, noting that the armed robbery offence which is contrary to section 296 attracts not less than 21 years imprisonment as stated in the criminal law of Lagos state 2015.
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