Court Sends Female Lawyer and 6 Others To Prison For Robbery

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A female law graduate from the University of Lagos
(UNILAG) has been remanded in prison custody
along with six other members of her gang by
Magistrate A.O. Komolafe of the Magistrates’ Court,
Ikeja for alleged robbery.
The female law graduate identified as Chioma
Ezekwesiri, 35, allegedly led a seven-man robbery
gang to rob a man lodged in Bolatito Hotel, located
around Kola Bus Stop in Ijaiye area of Lagos.
Other suspected members of the gang arrested by
the police are Amadi Igwe, 41, Raymond Chukwuka,
24, Ignatius Okeredi, 27, Michael Madu, 52, and
Okechukwu Jerome, 28, and a yet-to-be identified
member now on the run.
They were charged with robbery, conspiracy and
unlawful possession of firearms. The police said it
was after conclusion of investigation on the case by
its officers that they took them to court.
According to police, “We received a distress call
from a staff of Bolatito Hotel, who said they
suspected some people around the hotel.
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad moved in,
surrounded the place and demanded to search
everybody.
“It was in the process that two guns and 12 live
ammunition were recovered in Chioma’s car. This
led to the arrest of all her gang members,”
Speaking with journalists Chioma said it was not a
robbery matter, adding that she merely arranged for
the guns with one Raymond Chukwuka, also known
as Stubborn, which they were to use for the
operation on a land tussle.
Chioma said she graduated from UNILAG in 1999
and was called to the Bar in 2000, and owns a non-
governmental organisation, Youth of All Nations
Empowerment Association.
In a reaction, a top official of the university
debunked her claims s, saying she has to quote her
matriculation number to prove that she graduated
from that institution.
Culled From MetroNaija

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