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2 men in court over alleged assault, theft of phone worth N80,000



Two men: Taoreed Mustapha, 19, and Kareem Lawan, 21, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in  Lagos for alleged assault and stealing of an Infinix smart phone worth N80, 000.


Lawan, also a mechanic, is of No. 63, Capitol Road, Agege in Lagos; but Mustapha’s residential address in Agege and occupation were not disclosed in court.


They are being tried on charges of conspiracy, assault and stealing which they denied ever committing.


The prosecutor, Insp Victor Eruada, told the court that the defendants with others at large committed the offences on Aug. 13 at No. 24, Adeniyi St., Agege.


Eruada told the court that the defendants stole the phone belonging to the complainant, Mr Bature Musa.


He added that the duo also assaulted one Mr Muhammed Sani by using a cutlass to inflict injury in his hands and head.


The prosecutor said that the action by the defendants while attempting to steal from Sani caused him injury.


According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 411, 287 and 173 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.


The magistrate, Mrs M.I. Dan-Oni, granted each of the defendants bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety each in like sum.


Dan-Oni adjourned the case until Sept.19 for mention.