Lagos, March 28, 2019 A driver, Simon Chigozie, who allegedly broke into his neighbour’s room and stole N100,000, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Chigozie, who resides at No. 34, Ajakaye St., Idiagbon, Ifako, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

According to the Prosecutor, Sgt. Ishola Samuel,  the defendant committed the offences  on Jan. 22 at his residence.

Samuel said that the defendant conspired with another person still at large and stole the money from Miss Ifeoma Ekpe.

“Chigozie who is living in the same rented apartment with Ekpe, entered her room and stole N100, 000 from her handbag,” the prosecutor said.

The alleged offences contravened Section 308 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria  reports that Section 287 stipulates a three-year jail term for stealing.

The Magistrate, Mrs A.I. Abina, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum, and adjourned the case until April 5 for mention.