Kazeem Oladipo, 30; Rasaq Owolabi, 26; and Segun Alabi, 32 waylaid Police Cpl. Aladejare Adedeji at midnight when he was about to enter his apartment after a duty call.

Armed with a gun and other dangerous weapons, they robbed the policeman of his mobile phone valued at N40, 000 and his AK 47 rifle and 30 rounds of live ammunition, property of Nigeria Police.

They also shot the complainant on his left leg after dispossessing him of his service gun.

Cpl Adedeji was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was treated of gunshot wounds.

The incident happened on July 17, 2017 on Victory Road, Meiran, a suburb of Lagos and Police went into their investigation immediately.

The stolen mobile phone of the policeman was later tracked and someone in Abeokuta was found using it.

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The police traced the phone to the location and made some arrests.

That was the account of the police Prosecutor, Insp. Raji Akeem, before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court where the three suspects are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, armed robbery and possession of illegal weapons.

The offences contravened Sections 5, 1(2) and 245 of Robbery and Firearms (special provisions) and the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. T.O. Shomade, who refused the bail applications of the accused, said they should remain behind bars in Kirikiri Prisons until next date of adjournment.

The case has been adjourned until January 24 for mention.

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