By G9ija

The Police in Benue on Tuesday arraigned a 26-year-old man, Ifeanyi Okoro, in a Makurdi Upper Area Court for alleged armed robbery.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Veronica Shaagee, had told the court that the case was transferred from ‘A’ Division to Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) on Oct. 25.

Shaagee said that Peter Dondo of Opposite Iorzua Ayatse St., Logo 1, Makurdi, reported the case to `A’ Division Police Station on Oct 24.

She said that Dondo, a motorcyclist, was robbed of his motorcycle at gunpoint by two passengers behind Benue Hotel, Makurdi.

“He conveyed two passengers to Behind Benue Hotel, Makurdi and on reaching the point where they wanted to drop, one of the passengers removed a gun and pointed at him to hand over his motorcycle to them.

“They robbed him at gunpoint of his Honda Motorcycle with registration number BKB255UF valued N240,000, ’’ she said.

The prosecutor, who said that investigation was ongoing prayed for additional time to enable the police complete it.

Shaagee said the offence contravened Section 6(B) and 1 (1)(2)(a)(b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act 2004.

However, when the case came up for mention, no plea was taken.

The Magistrate, Mrs Rose Iyorshee, remanded the accused at Federal Prisons, Makurdi and adjourned the case till Jan.8, 2019, for further mention.