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Robbers who stole Segun Odegbami’s N12million wristwatch arraigned

*Granted bail for N1million each

Six members of a robbery gang that attacked the residence of former Green Eagles international right winger, Chief Segun Odegbami, appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday.

The accused persons include: Oke Moses, 18; Abdul Azeez, 22; Ajibade Rahmon, 24; Isaac Okenuga, 29; Olusola Orisansope, 22; and Daramola Abiodun, 22.

They are standing trial on a four-count charge bordering on burglary, conspiracy, receiving stolen property and stealing.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Chijioke Njoku, told the court that the accused persons committed the offences on the 1st June at No.13, Saro Close, Victoria Island, Lagos.

He said Moses and Azeez burgled Odegbami’s house and stole items worth N14.1 million including: a Rolex watch worth N12million, Iphone 7plus valued at N490,000, a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone worth N150,000 and two Apple laptops worth N600,000.

He said that the accused also stole a box containing clothes and shoes worth N500,000 and a phone recharge cable worth N5,000 from the home of Chief Odegbami.

Njoku submitted that the other accused persons received the stolen goods from Moses and Azeez also in June, at different days after the robbery.

After denying all charges, the Magistrate, Mrs F. O. Botoku, granted the accused bail in the sum of N1million each with two sureties that must be gainfully employed and show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The case was adjourned till 17th August for mention.

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