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Security guards arraigned for attempted robbery

The defendants are facing a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, attempt to rob and possessing a locally fabricated gun.

• February 22, 2024
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The police in Lagos, on Thursday, arraigned two security guards, Collins Azi, 26 and Adejoh Aromh, 37, before the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for attempting to rob their employer of his belongings at gunpoint.

The defendants, residing at Ogba, Lagos, are facing a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, attempt to rob and possessing a locally fabricated gun.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The prosecutor, Innocent Odugbo, told the court that the offences were committed on December 14, 2023, at Kartel Company Limited, situated at 9 Acme Road, Agidingbi, Ikeja.

Mr Odugbo said the defendants, who work as security guards with the company owned by Ola Ogunsemowo, connived with others, now at large, to rob the company.

He said the defendants and others, still at large, brought in guns and other dangerous weapons to rob the company.

The prosecutor added that a neighbouring company could contact the police, who came at the nick of time, with the other suspects running away while the two defendants were apprehended.

He said the offences contravened sections 298, 406 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The magistrate, M.F. Onamusi, granted the defendants bail of N500,000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.

Ms Onamusi adjourned the case until March 13 for mention. 


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