Two policemen, Victor Ikudehin, 34, and Philip Hunsa, 34,
have been arrested for allegedly stealing N30 million from
the palace of the Oba of Lagos – Oba Rilwan Akiolu’s palace.
The policemen who were deployed to provide security for the
Oba of Lagos were arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s
Court sitting at Igbosere on Wednesday.
The Police prosecutor, Superintendent of Police, SP Charles
Odii, told the court that the duo committed the offense
between March 2012 and March 28, 2014.
According to him, the incident took place at the Oba’s Palace
in Iduganran at Lagos Island of the state and the money that
was stolen belonged to His Royal Highness, Oba Rilwan
According to the prosecutor, the offences are punishable
under Section 409, 285 (7) and 408, of the Criminal Laws of
Lagos state of Nigeria, 2011.
Sections 285 prescribes three years imprisonment, for any
offender, if found guilty.
The policemen pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Helen Omisore granted the defendants bail in the
sum of N250,000 each with two responsible sureties each in
like sum and adjourned the matter till July 31.