Man remanded in prison for alleged involvement in armed robbery, attempted murder and cultism.

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A 24-year-old man, Okeye Jacob, was on Friday remanded in prison following an Ebonyi State magistrates’ court sitting in Abakalik for his alleged involvement in armed robbery, attempted murder and cultism.

Jacob was alleged to have stabbed one Florence Igwe in the face with a dagger and thereafter robbed her of N50, 000 at Ohaofia Agba community in the Ishielu Local Government Area of the state, on February 9, 2020.

The suspect allegedly belonged to a cult group known as Junior Vikings Confraternity and used to terrorise unsuspecting members of the public and robbing them of their valuables.

He was arraigned before the magistrates’ court on four counts bordering on armed robbery, attempted murder, cultism and conspiracy on Friday.

The charges read in part, “That you, Okeye Jacob, and others at large on February 9, 2020, at Ohaofia Agba, in Ishielu Local Government Area, within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did conspire amongst yourselves to commit felony to wit: armed robbery, attempted murder and cultism, thereby committing an offence punishable under section 516A (a) of the Criminal Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Laws Ebonyi State of Nigeria, 2009.

“That you, Okeye Jacob, and others now at large, on the same date, place and in the aforesaid magisterial district, did arm yourselves with daggers and robbed one Florence Igwe of her cash sum of N50,000.00, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 402 of the Criminal Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria, 2009.

“That you, Okeye Jacob, and others now at large on the same date, place and in the aforementioned magisterial district did unlawfully attempt to kill one Florence Igwe by stabbing her with a dagger on her face which caused her harm, thereby committing an offence punishable under section 320 of the Criminal Code Cap. 33, Vol. 1, Laws of Ebonyi State of Nigeria, 2009.

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