Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Nollywood Actor Rasaki Olaniyi Arrested For Armed Robbery
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
The accused pleaded not guilty to the
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
Aggoi said 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, 2011.
The counsel to the accused, Mr Olusegun
Ajanaku, urged the court to grant bail to the
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
The case was adjourned to Oct. 5, for
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 4:46 PM