RIVERS – A Chief Magistrate court sitting in Port Harcourt the Rivers State capital has ordered the remand in prison custody of a 29 year old man, Lazarus Evans over alleged robbery.

He allegedly robbed on gunpoint one Sunny Dike of his brand new phones, IPad and cash valued at N487, 000.

He was charged with two count charge which bothering on robbery and illegal possession of firearm.  The charges were not read out to him hence he was not given the opportunity to take plea.

In the court document obtained from the court,  the items allegedly stolen by the accused person are:  Microsoft Lumia 535 phone, IPad 4, 64 GB, Tecno Pop phone, Infinix hot 5 phone, Nokia 5300 phone and cash of N250,000.

The accused person reportedly committed the crime  at Eliozu axis of Obio/Akpor LGA of the state on July 19, 2018.

Evans has no legal representation in the sitting.

The court prosecutor,  Wilson Isaiah,  a Police Inspector told the court that Evans committed offence contrary to  sections 6 (b) and section 1, 2 (a) (b) of the robbery and firearms (special provisions) ACT Cap RII, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

The presiding Magistrate, Sokari Andrew-Jaja ordered that the case file be forwarded to the court’s registrar and to the Director of public prosecution (DPP) for advice and ordered that the suspect be remanded in prison custody as he adjourned the case till October 25, for report of DPP’s advice.


The Nation

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