Ikeja High Court jailed Bus Conductor to 21yrs imprisonment

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Bus conductor sentenced to 21yrsimprisonment

Titilope Joseph

An Ikeja High Court, on Tuesday, sentenced a 22-year-old bus conductor, Sunday Olalekan to 21 years imprisonment, after finding him guilty of robbing one Nkong Remi on February 14, 2013.

Olalekan, who resides at No. 15 Papa Unity Road, Imedu-Ibafo area of Ogun State, was arraigned by Lagos State Government on one-count charge bordering on robbery, which he pleaded not guilty and trial commenced.

The convict was said to have robbed the victim (Remi) of her handbag which contains phones and other valuables on the said date, at GaniFawehinmi Garden,Ojota, in the Ikeja Judicial Division.

The prosecutor, Mr. Akin George, stated that the offence was contrary to Section 294 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

During trial, the victim told the court that she was driving an ash colour 4runner Jeep on February 14, 2013, going to drop her sister at the park, around 6:15am when the robbery took place.

In the statement she made to the police, she said: “There was small traffic jam so we slowed down. I heard a loud shout and as I turned to my side, there was a black boy with a mark on his eye, he was accompanied by two other boys, he came to the car window and forced it down. The other two boys jumped in.”

Remi (victim) explained that the assailants also robbed her sister, rough handled her and fondled her breast before she could drive off.

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