According to reports, a man identified as Charles Inibu has been arraigned before a magistrate court in Yaba Lagos. The 39-year-old man was indicted for allegedly disguising as a commercial driver to rob unsuspecting passengers of their valuables. The incident reportedly took place in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Inibu was charged on two counts bordering on conspiracy to commit robbery and robbery. According to the prosecution, Inibu pretended to be a commercial driver to lure passengers into his vehicle. He and his colleagues, who are still out at large disposed of victims of their possession.
The court was presided by Chief Magistrate P.E Nwaka. The charges read in part, “That you, Charles Inibu, and others now at large, within July 31, 2022, to August 8, 2022, within Victoria Island, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire amongst yourselves to commit felony to wit, robbery”.
“That you, Charles Inibu, and others still at large, within the same date and place in the aforementioned magisterial district, did pretend to be genuine commercial bus drivers, as a result, you robbed innocent passengers of their belongings.”
According to the prosecution, Inibu and his fleeing associates robbed nine passengers of their phones. The phones was valued at N1,231,000.
The offenses is punishable under Sections 299 and 297(1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The court did not take the defendant’s plea, as the matter is adjourned till September 2022.