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Okada rider remanded in prison over alleged robbery

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Okada rider remanded in prison over alleged robbery

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An Upper Area Court in Makurdi on Friday ordered that a 27-year-old motorcyclist, Ternenge Tyogbeya, charged with armed robbery be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice.

The police charged Tyogbeya with armed robbery and possession of illegal firearm.

Magistrate Roe Iyorshe, who did not take the plea of Tyogbeya for want of jurisdiction, ordered that he be remanded in the Federal Maximum Correctional Centre, Makurdi.

She ordered the police to return the case file to the Benue Director of Public Prosecutions, adjourned the case until Sept. 29 for further mention.

Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Insp. Veronica Shaagee told the court that one Queen John of Welfare Quarters Makurdi, reported the case at the Criminal Investigation Department Makurdi on Aug. 12.

Shaagee alleged that John on Aug. 8, boarded a motorcycle at the ‘Dele Bookshop” on the Barracks Road Makurdi to her house.

She alleged that shortly into their journey, Tyogbeya, pretended as if the motorcycle had a mechanical problem.

Shaagee alleged that Tyogbeya brought out a short gun, pointed at her and robbed her of her Itel A56 handset worth N25,000.

She said that Tyogbeya confessed to the crime.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 1(1) (2) (a) (b) of the Robbery and Firearms Special Provisions Act 2004.

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