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Teen armed with toy gun successfully holds up driver and steals motorbike

By Mason White 5:36 PM December 31, 2014
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A teen was arrested on charges of armed robbery after allegedly arming himself with a toy gun and stealing a motorbike, police in Nigeria said.

Now, the Abeokuta Magistrate’s Court, ordered 19-year-old Dayo Akinola held without bail.

Akinola and his accomplice, 23-year-old Damilola Aroyeun, were charged with armed robbery and possession of firearms.

According to the police investigation, the two suspects approached the victim, Daniel Ogunseye, around 10:00 p.m. in Ogun.

The suspects pointed the toy gun at the victim and threatened to shoot him if he did not hand over his motorbike, which is estimated to be worth N200,000 ($1,100).

The victim handed over his bike, and the two suspects fled from the scene.