2 friends in court over alleged assault, stealing on Navy Personnel

Two friends, Izuchukwu Nnadozie and Izuchukwu Okorie, on Wednesday appeared before an Ajegunle-Apapa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State over alleged assault on a navy personnel.

Nnadozie, 29, and Okorie, 20, both loaders  at the  Maza-Maza Motor Park on Old Ojo Road, Lagos, are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, assault and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Ben, Aigbokhan, said that the defendants committed the offences on July 14 at  the bus stop.

He alleged that the defendants were among  a mob that attacked a navy personnel, Umar Mohammed, attached to Western Naval Command, Marine Beach, Apapa, Lagos.

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He said that the mob attacked Mohammed with a jackknife, bottle and plank while he was passing by.

The prosecutor alleged that the defendants  inflicted injuries on the head of the navy personnel  and made away with some of his belongings.

Aigbokhan submitted  that the defendants stole an Infinix Hot 6 worth N46, 000, a Texhno TC 66 phone valued at N9,000, his identity card and 407 Peugeot.

They also stole his automated teller machine cards, his official jackknife and N10, 000.

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“All efforts made to recover the said items proved abortive.

The alleged offences contravene Sections 173, 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Olorunfemi, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100, 000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.

She adjourned the case until Aug. 26 for mention.

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