A dead-and-dumb man, Daniel Olise, suspected to be a robber has been arrested over his lack of ability to know when the other members of his gang escaped during a recent robbery operation in Lagos.
It was garnered some robbers attacked during the early morning at a plaza located at the Oba’s palace in Ijegun area of Lagos.
A store belonging to John Umeh was alleged to have been broken into with water tanks amongst the items stolen by the gang.
Sources from the Police said the defendant, Olise, partook in the operation with the gang but was unable to escape with the other members due to his condition. He was eventually arrested and taken to the Isheri Police Station.
The Police initially thought he was pretending before it was confirmed that he was truly unable to hear or speak.
The charges levelled against Olise before the Ejigbo Magistrate’s Court include breach of peace, conspiracy, and stealing.
When he was arraigned before court, he signaled he was deaf and dumb before the prosecutor proceeded to give him the charge sheet and make a plea. Olise signaled not guilty.
The Presiding Magistrate, T.O. Shomade granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum. Olise was jailed pending when he can perfect his bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 14th November 2018.