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Man, 25, docked over alleged stealing

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A 25-year-old man, Sunday Emmanuel, who allegedly stole property valued at N52,000, was on Friday docked before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The defendant of no fixed address, is facing a two-count charge of breaking and stealing.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Prosecutor, ASP. Clement Okuoimose, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on June 12 at about 2.00a.m at Mosafejo area of Badagry, Lagos.

Okuoimose said that the defendant broke and entered the shop of the complainant, Mrs Aminat Ajelero, through the upper side of the container with intent to steal.

“He stole 10 big bottles of assorted hot drink valued at N5, 000; 150 pieces of small bottles of hot drink valued at N15, 000 and 50 pieces of good mama soap valued at N10, 000.

“He also stole cash sum of N22, 000, the total value of the property stolen was N52, 000, the property of the complainant.

“The defendant was caught in the process and arrested by the complainant, who handed him over to the police,” he said.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 305 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Jimoh Adefioye, admitted the defendant to bail of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Adefioye adjourned the case until July 30 for further hearing.

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Man, 24, docked over alleged theft of motorcycle

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A 24-year-old man, Nojeem Azeez, was on Wednesday docked at a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State over alleged theft of a Bajaj motorcycle worth N230,000.

Azeez, who has no fixed address, is facing a count charge of stealing.

The Prosecutor, ASP. Clement Okuiomose, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Aug.13 at about 10:30 p.m. at First Bank Bus Stop in  Ajangbadi area of Lagos.

Okuiomose said that the defendant stole a Bajaj motorcycle with registration number KJA 369 QL which belonged to Mr Erhabor Isoken.

“The offence contravenes Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015,” the prosecutor said.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty and was granted bail by the Chief Magistrate, Mr Lazarus Hotepo, in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned untill Sept. 25  for hearing.

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Court sentences applicant to 1 year in prison for damaging AEDC transformer

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A Kabusa Grade I Area Court on Wednesday sentenced an applicant, Ibrahim Ali, to one year in prison for damaging a transformer belonging to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company(AEDC).

The Judge, Ibrahim Kagarko, sentenced Ali, after he pleaded guilty to mischief and theft.

Kagarko did not give the convict an option to pay any fine.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mahmud Lawal, informed the court Mr Effiong Etim, who works with AEDC,  reported the case at the Garki Police station, FCT on Aug. 20.

Lawal told the court that the complainant reported that on Aug.20, Ali removed a transformer panel door from the AEDC facility located at Arochukwu Street, Garki II,

Lawal informed the court that in the course of police investigation, it was discovered that the convict had caused inestimable damage to the transformer.

The convict, he also said, confessed to the crime when interrogated by the police.

The offence, he added, contravened the provisions of sections 327 and 287 of the Penal Code Law.

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Court remands 3 accused persons over alleged armed robbery in Kano

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A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered that three accused persons, Namaska Haruna, 25, Wada Ibrahim, 30, and Abdulsalam Ibrahim, 20, be remanded in prison custody over alleged armed robbery.

The defendants, who reside in Kiru Local Government Area of Kano State, are standing trial on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery, contrary to Section 97 and 398 of the Penal code.

The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Jibril, ordered the remand of the defendants in prison custody pending legal advice from office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Jibril adjourned the case until Sept. 5, for further mention.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Pogu Lale, had told the court that the defendants committed the offence on July 11, at about 2:30 a.m in Kiru local government area.

He alleged that the three defendants and six others now at large, armed themselves with dangerous weapons and stormed the house of 45-year-old Muhammed Kabiru, at Maska Village, threatened to kill or kidnap the victim and in the process robbed him of his valuables.

He listed the dangerous weapon the defendants used to attack their victim to include gun, pistol and sticks.

The prosecutor told he court that the defendants dispossessed their victim of N235,000, 38 pieces of peak milk valued at N47,000, six cartons of Maltina valued at N30,000.

Other properties collected from the victim are four Tecno handset valued N30,000, one radio valued N2,400 and five memory cards valued N7,000.

The defendants, however, denied committing the offence.

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Presidential Election Tribunal reserves judgment

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The Presidential Election Petition on Wednesday reserved judgement in the petition challenging the election of Muhammadu Buhari as president.

NAN reports that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the PDP, are challenging the election of President Buhari.

Buhari was declared the winner of the Feb. 23 presidential election, with over 15 million votes as against Atiku’s 11, 262,978 votes.

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Police arraign 2 drivers for allegedly stealing chemicals worth N1.1m

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The Prosecution Counsel, Sgt. Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the defendants and others  at large, committed the offence on July 20 at the Rock Foundation Logistic Limited, Ota, Ogun.

Mustapha alleged that the defendants being the driver in charge of a lorry with registration number AAA 777XG diverted the company’s chemical material valued N1.1 million to another place.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 390 (4(6) (8b) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun,2006.

They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Mathew Akinyemi, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of  N400,000  each with two sureties each in like sum.

He also ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to the Ogun Government.

Akinyemi adjourned the case until Sept.9 for further hearing.

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