Alaba Market Trader Arrested For Armed Robbery

Posted on October 22, 2017

CYRIACUS IZUEKWE

A trader at the Alaba International Market in Ojo Local Government area, Mr Emeka Nnamani has been arrested and charged before a Lagos court for his alleged involvement in armed robbery in Lagos.

The 27-year old suspect was arrested by the operatives of the State Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS after he reportedly robbed two victims at gun point in the market in broad daylight.

P.M.EXPRESS gathered that the victims Peter Marcel and Ogechi Chukwudi were accosted by Nnamani and his gang on their way home after business. They reportedly pointed guns at them and robbed them about N370, 000 they had with them and escaped.

However, the matter was reported to the police and the victims identified Nnamani who was well known in the market. He was trailed and arrested by the police and detained at SARS.

Enugu State-born Nnamani reportedly confessed that he was engaged by the market leaders during the period they had crises. He narrated that when peace eventually returned to the market, he had no other work to do and so he joined the armed robbery gang.

The suspect was charged before Ikeja Magistrates court for conspiracy and armed robbery.
P.M.EXPRESS learnt that the other suspects who were his accomplices were said to be on the run and at large but the police was trailing to get them arrested.

The court refused to take his plea and ordered him to be remanded in prison custody.
The presiding Magistrate, Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi directed the prosecutor to duplicate and his send his file to DPP for advice.
The matter was further adjourned till 20 November, 2017 for the court to get the report of DPP advice.

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