Lagos hoodlum caught selling phone to robbed victim’s wife

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A former bartender, Jones Adewoye, has narrated before a Lagos High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos State, how a hoodlum, Felix Ayeye, was arrested while attempting to sell the phone he stole from him to his wife at their residence in the Ajah area of the state.

Report gathered that Adewoye was on his way home when Ayeye and his gang members mugged him at a dark spot.

During the attack, Adewoye, who was the first prosecution witness to testify before the court on Thursday, told Justice Modupe Nico-Clay that the hoodlums led by Ayeye allegedly stabbed him with a dagger and robbed him of his phone and other items worth N78,000.

He explained that Ayeye, who is facing two-count bordering on conspiracy to commit robbery and armed robbery, was arrested while attempting to sell his stolen phone to his wife.

During the proceedings, the prosecuting counsel, Titilayo Olanrewaju-Daudu, said the offence committed contravened Sections 299 and 297 (2) (b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge. Consequently, Justice Nico-Clay adjourned the case till November 10 for trial.

At the resumed hearing, Olanrewaju-Daudu announced her appearance, while H. O. Ogungbamila appeared for the defendant.

Adewoye, who was led in evidence-in-chief by Olanrewaju-Daudu, told the court that Ayeye, who was remanded in prison custody for the crime, had been sending threatening messages to his wife.

He said, “The incident happened in February 2019. I was returning from work around 5.30am when I alighted from the Uber car and crossed to a dark street at Ajah. My earphones were on and my bag was at my back.