A Port Harcourt Chief Magistrate has remanded three middle aged men in prison custody for an alleged armed robbery offences.
The accused persons, Okedi Didi, 28, Fidelis Onwusor, 20 and Felix Amadi 28 are standing trial on a two count charge on armed robbery and stealing before chief magistrate Emmanuel C. Woko.
The Police Prosecutors Inspector Godwin Nwinam told the court that the accused persons on August 20, 2012 at Ebgeda town in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State within the jurisdiction of Port Harcourt magisterial district did conspired amongst themselves while armed with a locally made pistol did robbed a Nokia handset phone valued at N3,600.
He also told the court that the accused on the same date and time robbed a pair of shoe valued at N3,000 a hand bag valued at N2,500 and cash of N4,000.00 totally N13,000.00 properties of one Chibueze Wonu.
The prosecutor alleged the accused persons committed an offence punishable under section 6 (b) and section 1 (2) a of the Robbery and Fire Arms Special Provision Act Cap RII laws of the Federation 2004.
The accused persons did not take any plea against the charge brought against them.
The Presiding Chief Magistrate Emmanuel C. Woke while remanding the accused persons to prison custody directed that the original case file of the accused persons be duplicated and sent to the office of the DPP for legal advice.
He however told the accused persons that they are at liberty to approach |High Court for their bail. The case was later adjourned to 13-11-2012.