2 jailed for robbing banker


Lagos — Two young men, Mohammed Sule and Lawani Idris, have been sentenced to three months imprisonment for stealing and robbing a staff of Access Bank Plc, Vivian Ufori, of her belongings valued at N160,000.

Sule 35 and Idris, 28, who were arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court,  on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing prefered against them by the police before Magistrate (Mrs.) Dan Oni.

The two defendants were said to have committed the crime on April 8, 2013, at about 5:30a.m. at Fadeyi Street in Ikeja area of Lagos.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Edet Okoi, told the court that the alleged offence was committed in the early hours of that fateful day at Fadayi Street in Ikeja at about.

He claimed that the defendants stole the following belongings –  a hang bag, containing one Access Bank ID card, Access Bank Automated Teller Machine card, ATM, a pair of shoe, a Bible, house and office keys and some cash valued at N160,000, properties of one Vivian Ofori,

Okoi claimed that the defendants were fond of robbing people of their valuables.

According to Okoi, the offence committed is punishable under section 409,285 (1) of the criminal laws No 11 Vol 44 laws of Lagos state of Nigeria 2011.

Earlier, when the charges were read to them, the defendants pleaded guilty.

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