Lagos, April 5, 2019 A driver, Clever Ebere, 23, on Friday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, over alleged car  vandalism and  theft of parts.

Ebere, who resides at No. 127, Itire Road, Sadiku Ilasa, Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Victor Eruada, told the court that the defendant stole the windshield, door power button, brain box and battery of the car belonging to one Mr Oluwaseun Ajayi.

Eruada said that the defendant committed the offences with some other persons still at large, on March 29, at Mangoro area of Lagos State.

He said that  the parts worth N245,000.

“He vandalised  the car where it was parked,  but he was caught before he could move the items,” the prosecutor said.

According to him, the offences contravene Section 287 and 411 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, while Section 411 provides for two years’ imprisonment for conspiracy.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs M. I. Dan-Oni, granted the defendant bail in the sum of  N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Dan-Oni said that the sureties should show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

He adjourned the case until April 4.