A teenager, Ahmed Isiaka, has been dragged to an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos for alleged robbery.
Isiaka and others at large, were said to have intercepted motorists along the Lekki-Epe Expressway and forcefully demanded money from them.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the gang had stormed the highway with weapons and accosted motorists. It was also gathered that they threatened to harm any victim who refused to ‘cooperate.’
Our correspondent learnt that a police team, from the Ajah Police Division, rushed to the scene after receiving a distress call from an informant. The suspects reportedly took to their heels on sighting security personnel but Isiaka was apprehended in the process.
The investigating police officer, Sergeant Adewumi Ajibade, brought Isiaka before the Magistrate, Mrs. S.K. Matepo, on two counts bordering on stealing.
The charges read, “That you, Ahmed Isiaka, 18, and others now at large on September 27, 2014 at about 9pm along the Lekki-Epe Expressway by Ajah Roundabout in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit; demanding money with menaces with intent to steal and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
“That you and others now at large on the same day, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district, did with intent to steal money, demand same from innocent motorists with threat to causing injury to them if the demand is not complied with and there by committed an offence punishable under Section 299 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.”
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
He was admitted to bail in the sum of N20, 000 with one surety who must have attained 40 years of age. The magistrate added that the surety should be of blood relation with the defendant.
The case was adjourned till November 5, 2014.