Court decides the fate of two alleged 'one chance' robbers in Abuja!


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The police had arraigned suspected one chance robbers in Abuja on Wednesday after being accused of robbing an individual of her belongings during her commute.

It seems the years of arranged public transport robbing aka 'one chance' is gradually returning as Naijauto gathers that an accomplice driver has been nabbed and charged to court.

The report states that two men Taiwo Ajayi and Ige who are aged 45 and 42 years respectively were charged to a Wuse zone six Magistrate Court on Wednesday. This was due to the allegation of robbing a passenger who was commuting in their vehicle of her belongings.


2 drivers were charged to a Wuse zone six Magistrate Court for robbing a passenger of her belongings

The allegations met out to the suspects are two counts of conspiracy and theft. The victim, Kudirat Abdullahi, had reported the case at the IGP-IRT in Abuja according to the Olaiya Olaoye, the Prosecuting Counsel.

From the narration of the counsel, it was gathered that the complainant was travelling to Ibadan and had boarded Taiwo's cab to take her to the park on November 12th, 2018. This was never to be, as Taiwo was said to have increased the volume of the car radio while driving recklessly.

The complainant was said to have complained ceaselessly, and it was during this period that the accomplice, Ige, had suddenly appeared from the boot passing through the back seat and holding her by the throat.

The Counsel recounted that this had led to the complainant losing her two phones - an itel and a Samsung worth N104, 000 to the assailants, as well as the sum of N75,000. They had then pushed her out the door while the car was still in motion.

The Court got to know through the prosecutor's narration of the ordeal that the police had carried out their investigation, and had led them to the purchaser of one of the phones, which had, in turn, led them to the alleged culprits.

According to the prosecutor, their act was in contravention of sections 97 and 287 of the penal code's provision.

Though the accused both pleaded not guilty when asked to plead, Njideka Nwosu-Iheme, the Magistrate had since granted them a joint bail of N1million and 2 sureties in like sum, while adjourning the case till May 15, for the next court seating.

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Segun Ogunbiyi
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