A man, Adewale Lukmon, has been arrested for allegedly conspiring with his friends, identified as Bidemi Fatai, Saheed Owolabi and Babatunde Ageele, to rob his wife, Funmilayo, of the sum of N159,000.
It was garnered that both husband and wife are residents of Leadway Estate, Eruwen, Ikorodu, Lagos State.
Our source learnt that Funmilayo who is a building contractor got a business deal of N159,000 on July 23, 2018.
On the counsel and company of her husband, she was reported to have deposited the money in her bank account but the bank denied her request due to non-registration of the Bank Verification Number.
The couple were said to have left for home with the money.
It was learnt that while the woman went out with the money, the husband went out with his friends.
Adewale allegedly told his friends about the money.
One of the friends, Fatai, was said to have returned to the house around 10 pm, thinking the woman left the money at home.
Funmilayo returned to the house while Fatai was still searching for the money.
A scuffle was said to have ensued between the duo, as the suspect forcefully took the money and fled.
Funmilayo was said to have reported the case to the police and the suspect was arrested.
Upon cross-examination, Fatai allegedly mentioned the names of the victim’s husband and other friends as accomplices.
They were arraigned before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court on two counts of robbery.
The charges read, “That you, Adewale Lukmon, Bidemi Fatai, Saheed Owolabi and Babatunde Agele, and others at large on July 23, around 10 pm on Leadway Estate, Erunwen, Ikorodu, in the Ikorodu Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony, to wit; robbery, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 299 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.
“That you, Adewale Lukmon, Bidemi Fatai, Saheed Owolabi and Babatunde Agele and others at large, on the same date, time and place, at the aforesaid magisterial district, did rob one Adewale Funmilayo, and unlawfully dispossessed her of the sum of N159,000, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 297(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria 2015”.
They pleaded not guilty to the charges.