A Nollywood actor, Rasaki Olaniyi, 45, was on Tuesday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly robbing, Abayomi Arinde, of N2.6 million. Olaniyi of No. 7, Aduke Salako St., Agbado, Lagos, was arraigned on four-count charges of robbery, stealing, conspiracy and impersonation. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges. Prosecutor Sunday Aggoi said that the accused had on Sept. 5 at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, robbed Arinde of N500, 000, $10,000, three gold jewelries valued at N150, 000.
that the accused also unlawfully locked up the complainant in one of the
hotel rooms after robbing him. He said that the complainant was robbed
of cash and goods totaling N2.6 million. The prosecutor said that the
accused was apprehended by the hotel securities following alarm raised
by the complainant. Aggoi said that the offences contravened Sections
297, 296, 299, 270 and 378 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State,
The counsel to the accused, Mr Olusegun Ajanaku,
court to grant bail to the accused. The Magistrate, Mr Jacob Adegun,
granted bail to the accused in the sum of N1million with two sureties in
like sum. Adegun said that the sureties must reside in Lagos State and
be employees of the State Government.
The case was
Oct. 5, for mention.