Two suspected commercial bus robbers, Sunday Oghenero and Daniel Johnson were on arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for dispossessing passengers of money and valuables worth thousands of naira.
Ogenero, 24, lives in Agausa area of Ajegunle in Apapa, while Johnson, 22, resides at Okoafo area of Badagry. Both are standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing to which they have pleaded not guilty.
Police Prosecutor Benson Emuerhi, told the court that Oghenero and Johnson committed the offences on February 28 along Apapa Expressway at 7.30 p.m. Their accomplices remain at large. Emuerhi said both men stole one Techno phone valued at N36,000, N34,000 cash and other valuables from one Tunde Mustapha while he was returning home from work.
“The complainant, after the close of work, boarded a commercial bus heading towards Mile 2 area of Lagos, unknown to him that other occupants of the bus were robbers. The duo dispossessed him of the items but were caught by some passersby, who handed them over to the police,” Emuerhi said.
The suspects faces a three-year jail term each for stealing if found guilty. The Magistrate, Mrs O. Sule-Amzat, granted them N50,000 bail each, with two sureties each in like sum. The case was adjourned until July 5.