A man identified as Clement Chidi, aged 39, was on Wednesday remanded at Kirikiri Correctional Centre, by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly robbing a policeman.
The defendant was said to have carried out the robbery by using a knife to rob the Police officer of his identity card.
The Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Layinka did not take the plea of Chidi but ordered that the file should be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
She adjourned the case until May 3 for mention.
The defendant, who resides at Oyingbo, Lagos, is being tried for armed robbery. Earlier, the prosecutor, Inspector Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 6 at Apapa Road, Ebute-Meta, Lagos.
Ihiehie said that the man armed himself with a double-edged knife and robbed Corporal Joel Samaila of his police ID card.
“The defendant approached the complainant, pointed the knife at him, snatched his ID card and ran away. He was later apprehended and taken to the station,’’ the prosecutor told the court.
He said that the offence violated Section 297 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. The section prescribes up to 21 years’ imprisonment for armed robbery.