Lagos hoodlum caught selling phone to robbed victim’s wife %Post Title

Lagos hoodlum caught selling phone to robbed victim’s wife %Post Title

A former bartender, Jones Adewoye, has narrated earlier than a Lagos Excessive Courtroom sitting on the Tafawa Balewa Sq. in Lagos State, how a hoodlum, Felix Ayeye, was arrested whereas making an attempt to promote the cellphone he stole from him to his spouse at their residence within the Ajah space of the state.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Adewoye was on his method residence when Ayeye and his gang members mugged him at a darkish spot.

Through the assault, Adewoye, who was the primary prosecution witness to testify earlier than the courtroom on Thursday, advised Justice Modupe Nico-Clay that the hoodlums led by Ayeye allegedly stabbed him with a dagger and robbed him of his cellphone and different objects price N78,000.

He defined that Ayeye, who’s going through two-count bordering on conspiracy to commit theft and armed theft, was arrested whereas making an attempt to promote his stolen cellphone to his spouse.

Through the proceedings, the prosecuting counsel, Titilayo Olanrewaju-Daudu, stated the offence dedicated contravened Sections 299 and 297 (2) (b) of the Legal Legislation of Lagos State 2015.

Nonetheless, the defendant pleaded not responsible to the cost. Consequently, Justice Nico-Clay adjourned the case until November 10 for trial.

On the resumed listening to, Olanrewaju-Daudu introduced her look, whereas H. O. Ogungbamila appeared for the defendant.

Adewoye, who was led in evidence-in-chief by Olanrewaju-Daudu, advised the courtroom that Ayeye, who was remanded in jail custody for the crime, had been sending threatening messages to his spouse.

He stated, “The incident occurred in February 2019. I used to be getting back from work round 5.30am after I alighted from the Uber automotive and crossed to a darkish avenue at Ajah. My earphones had been on and my bag was at my again.

“All of the sudden, a torchlight was pointed at my eyes and the defendant broke a bottle on my head, used a dagger to stab my again twice, took all my issues and left me on the ground bleeding.

“After I received residence, I advised my spouse to assist me get a small cellphone to contact my firm.  She was making an attempt to assist me purchase a small cellphone when she returned to tell me that somebody needs to promote a Samsung cellphone for N25,000.”

Adewoye stated after he realised that the cellphone was precisely like his stolen cellphone, he requested his spouse to contact a cell policeman.

He stated, “When the one that wished to promote the cellphone to my spouse got here to my home, he didn’t change his garments after he and his gang robbed me. So, I advised the cell policeman that he was the one which robbed me however he denied.

“He stated somebody gave him the cellphone to promote. The policeman requested him to get the one that gave him the cellphone however because the argument was occurring, my SIM and reminiscence playing cards fell from his pocket.

“His relations pleaded with me and requested how a lot was the issues he stole from me, I stated N200,000. The household introduced N60,000 however I rejected it. I advised them the matter was already with the police and there was nothing I may do.

“However in 2020, the defendant began sending messages to my spouse from jail threatening that when he leaves the jail, he would take care of my spouse.”

The case was adjourned until November 30, for the continuation of trial.  (Punch)

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