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The police on Tuesday arraigned two men before an Ikeja Magistrate Court on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, house-breaking and  unlawful possession of fire arms.

The accused persons: Azubike Egweaka, 22, and Kojo Michael, 31, standing trial before Magistrate O. A. Olayinka, for robbing one Tope Okeowo of her property worth  N1.5 million, all denied committing the offenses.

The prosecutor, Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the defendants committed the offenses on June 10 at More Care area of Seme Border, Badagry.

He said that the defendants broke into the apartment of  Okeowo and  carted away  her property.

Ayorinde said, the offenses contravened the provisions of Sections 299, 309, 330 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Olayinka granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

She directed the police to send the case file of the second defendant, Michael, who was found in possession of a gun, to the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.

The magistrate adjourned the case until October 6 for mention.

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