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2 ”wheel barrow” boys in court for allegedly stealing provisions worth N553,000

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2 ”wheel barrow” boys in court for allegedly stealing provisions worth N553,000


The police on Friday arraigned two wheel barrow boys in a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing provisions worth N553,000 from a store.

The police charged Ahmed Abiola, 37, and Darlington Ojen, 30, with two counts of breaking, entry and theft

The Prosecution Counsel,  Insp. Ben Ekundayo, told the court that the defendants broke into a provision store, located at Greenville Estate, Ijoyin, Ajah Lagos on Aug. 21 at. 2 a.m and stole provisions worth N553,000 belonging to Mr Godwin Michael.

Ekundayo alleged that security guards at the store apprehended the defendants with large quantity of provisions in their carts.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. which stipulates three years imprisonment for theft and two years imprisonment for conspiracy respectively.

After the charge was read to them, the defendants pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate A.M. Olumide-Fusika admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

Olumide-Fusika adjourned the case until Sept 2 for hearing.
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