An Ikeja, Lagos State Magistrates’ Court on Monday ordered that three men be remanded in a correctional centre for alleged armed robbery, pending legal advice.
The police charged Yusuf Husaini, 23; Ibrahim Yakubu, 31; and Muktar Suleiman, 25, with three counts bordering on armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms.
The Chief Magistrate, O.O. Fajana, who did not take the plea of the suspects, ordered that they should be kept at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre, Lagos.
She directed that the case file should be sent to the state Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
Fajana adjourned the case until July 19 for mention.
Earlier, the prosecution Counsel, Inspector Kenrich Nomayo, told the court that the suspects committed the offence with others at large on April 13, 2021 at about 2am at Idumota Market, Lagos Island.
Nomayo said the suspects had in their possession a locally made gun and two cutlasses.
He also submitted that they were arrested with one big suitcase containing men’s boxers, one sack of men T-shirts, one sack of nylon, one sack of women shoes, one gateway laptop, wristwatch, phones, necklaces and one ash bag containing a bunch of car keys suspected to be stolen.
The offecce, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 299 and 330 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.