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A Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere has discharged and acquitted three accused persons standing trial for the offences of conspiracy and robbery.

The three accused persons include Peter Odigwe, Sodiq Akindele and Sodiq Olaogun.

The presiding judge, Justice R.I.B Adebiyi, held that the prosecution failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt.

After reviewing the final written addresses of both counsels, Justice Adebiyi dismissed the two-count charge brought against the three accused persons.

Counsel to the accused persons, Worer Obuagbaka, submitted that the prosecution failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt.

According to the charge, the three accused persons on May 27, 2012, robbed the duo of Arike Odejide and Catherine Odejide of a Sagem handset valued at N10,000 and Nokia handset valued at N15,000.

It was gathered that the accused persons had been in prison custody since May 2012.

Counsel to the accused persons thanked the court for its well considered judgement.

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