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Blind septuagenarian helps robber evade arrest

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Blind septuagenarian helps robber evade arrest

A blind septuagenarian, Monday Eroanya, was yesterday arraigned before an Ikeja High Court in Lagos for allegedly aiding a robbery suspect to evade arrest. Eroanya, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), faces a two-count charge of accessories after the fact to a felony and forgery. He, however, denied the charges.

Eroanya, due to challenges with his sight, had to be led by hand to the dock. The prosecution, led by Ms Abike Oluwasanmi, said that Eroanya committed the offences on February 19, 2016 at Isheri, Lagos.

“The defendant aided Michael Eguogwu to evade arrest by providing a fictitious Way Bill used in transporting a robbed truck with registration number EPE72XJ loaded with new tyres.

“He had also forged the Way Bill for the truck which was transporting the new tyres from Lagos to Onitsha, Anambra State,” Oluwasanmi said. According to the prosecution, the offences contravene Sections 365(3)(j) and 415 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011. Justice Josephine Oyefeso adjourned the case till July 11 for trial.

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