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Unilag students docked for armed robbery, belonging to unlawful society

Two University of Lagos students (unilag), Kunle Shakiru (26) and Moses Olowe (23), were on Wednesday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged robbery and belonging to an unlawful society.

The duo faced a two-count charge of belonging to an unlawful group and stealing, while armed with dangerous weapons.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Gbemileke Agoi, explained that the offences were committed on Aug. 5, at the University of Lagos.

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He said that the accused who were armed with a short gun, robbed some people of their various valuables valued at N35, 700.

The offences, Agoi noted, contravened Section 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.

It also contravenes Section (2) (a) (b) of the Robbery and Fire arms (Special Provisions Act), Cap 398, Vol. XXII, Laws of the Federation, 2003 as amended.

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The accused had pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.
The Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Ajibade, granted them bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till Sept. 20, for advice and mention.

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