Nigerian Man Arrested for Robbery Armed with Snake, ‘Full-Grown Baboon’

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This post originally appeared at Vanguard:

A 27-year-old man, who allegedly terrorised and robbed people with baboon and snake, was on Thursday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The accused, Mohammed Nafiu, 27, whose address is unknown, is facing a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy, breach of public peace and robbery.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

But the prosecutor, ASP Eranus Nnamonu insisted that the accused committed the offences on March 7 and 17 when he terrorised the residents of Ogba and Ijaiye in Lagos.

He said Nafiu, armed with a full grown baboon and a venomous snake, also terrified a crowd waiting to board a bus at Ogba Bus Stop.

Nnamonu said the accused isolated an eyewitness, Joshua Odogwu, and thereafter obtained N57, 000 from him.

Read the full story at Vanguard.

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