Gunmen dispossess policeman of rifle, phone

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Three men, who allegedly robbed a policeman of his phone and AK 47 rifle at gunpoint, were yesterday remanded in prison by an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Kazeem Oladipo, 30, Rasaq Owolabi, 26, and Segun Alabi, 32, are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery and possession of illegal weapons.

Chief Magistrate T.O. Shomade ordered that they be remanded in Kirikiri Prisons until January 24. Prosecuting Inspector Raji Akeem told the court that the offence was committed on July 17 on Victory Road, Meiran.

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Akeem said the accused waylaid Corporal Aladejare Adedeji at midnight when he was about to enter his apartment.

“The accused robbed the policeman of his mobile phone valued at N40, 000, his AK 47 and 30 rounds of live ammunition, belonging to the police,” he said.

Akeem said the accused also shot the complainant on his left leg after dispossessing him of his service gun. The complainant was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was treated.

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“During investigation, the stolen mobile phone was tracked and someone in Abeokuta was found using it. The police traced the phone to the location and made some arrests,’’ he said.

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