Two men, Abayomi Oseni and Princewill Tamunotoye who allegedly broke into a shop and stole 64 bags of rice valued at N1. 5 million were on Monday brought before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The duo – Oseni, 45 and Tamunotoye, 34, are facing a two count charges of conspiracy and stealing.
Although the accused pleaded not guilty of the offence, the Police Prosecutor, Insp. Donjour Perezi, insisted that they committed the offence with others still at large on Sept.2 at Oluwakemi Street, Kazeem Junction, Alapere in Ketu area of Lagos state.
Perezi said that they broke into the shop of one Mrs Francisca Okeke and stole the 64 bags of rice.
The offence contravened Sections 411 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Following their “not guilty” plea, they were granted bail in the sum of N200, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.
The Magistrate, Mrs Bukola Mogaji, who gave the ruling, said one of the sureties should either be a community leader, a clergy man or a traditional leader.
In addition, the sureties should possess valid international passport with three years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was adjourned until Oct. 14 for mention.
Edited by Dorcas Jonah/Ali Baba-Inuwa