2 men in court for allegedly stealing neighbour’s phone, money



By Moronke Boboye


Ikeja , Nov. 7,2019 Two unemployed men, who allegedly stole their neighbour’s mobile phone valued at N45,000 and N122,000 cash, on Thursday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The police charged Jamilu Babangida, 24, and Goke Adegunju, 24, who both live in Mushin, Lagos  with conspiracy,  theft and unlawful possession of a gun.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Chekube Okeh, told the court that the defendants committed the offence  on Oct. 2.

Okeh said that the complainant, Mr Umar Ahmed, reported that his wife purse which contained a  Tecno Spark cell phone valued at N45,000 and N122,000 cash, was stolen from their apartment

The prosecutor alleged that when the police searched the defendants’ room, the stolen phone was  recovered.

Okeh also said that a locally made single barrel pistol was also recovered from the defendants’ room.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 287, 312 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State,2015.

The defendants , however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Chief Magistrate A.O. Akinde admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N500,000 each with two sureties each  in like sum.

Akinde adjourned the case until Dec. 4 for mention.


edited by Sadiya Hamza

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