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Property developer arraigned for attempted murder, robbery

“An Igbosere Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Tuesday remanded a property developer, Felix Ezeamama, for attempted murder, armed robbery and unlawful damages.

Chief Magistrate Abimbola Komolafe made the order following an application by the Officer in Charge, State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Departing (SCIID) Panti, Lagos, Effiong Asuquo, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP).

Asuquo, relying on Section 264 (1) & (2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) 2015, said the application would enable the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) to issue legal advice on the allegations against the suspect.

Ezeamama, according to a charge sheet, committed the alleged offences on May 6.

Asuquo said the suspect, alongside others now at large while armed with dangerous weapons, including guns, cutlasses, sledge hammers, invaded a property located at 41, Alfred Rewane Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, and demolished it.

According to him, the suspect attempted to kill one Alhaja Halima Abubakar and her 91-year-old mother, and also carted away £7000, $5,000 and N5million as well as some jewelleries.

Ezeamama, he added, shunned police invitations on several occasions, but was arrested following the issuance of a warrant against him on May 9, by Chief Magistrate O. O. Oshin.

He urged the court to grant the application to remand the suspect in prison.

Chief Magistrate Komolafe remanded Ezeamama in prison for the first 30 days pending the DPP’s advice.

She adjourned the matter till June 30.”

Source: The Nation

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