Teenager in court over alleged attempt to steal


Lagos, April 17, 2019 A teenager, Mukaila Shaibu, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly attempting to dispossess some people of their belongings.

Shaibu, whose address was not provided, is standing trial for conspiracy and attempt to steal.

He, however, denied committing the offences.

Eruada said the defendant was caught while trying to dispossess people, whose vehicles broke down, of their belongings.

“Shaibu threatened the people; saying if they misbehave, he will gun them down with a gun,” the prosecutor said.

Eruada noted that the defendant was apprehended and handed over to the police.

The offences contravened Sections 411 and 406 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs M.I. Dan-Oni, granted Shaibu bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Dan-Oni adjourned the case until April 24 for mention.