Three men, Kareem Lateef, 32, Chinedu Agba, 32 and Henry Obiora, 43 were, on Tuesday, arraigned at an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing laptops worth N1.9 million.
Lateef, an employee of an LG Electronics Company, and two others were arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and receiving stolen goods.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Chinedu Njoku, told the court that the defendants committed the offences sometime between March and May this year, at No. 34, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
He said that the first defendant, Lateef, stole his employer’s four LG laptops and a Hisense GSM, all valued at N1.9 million.
According to Njoku, the stolen laptops are with serial numbers – LG PC 132940501 NZQR043308; LG PC 14U530601 NQORM2309; LG PC 15U530307 NZNNO10657 and LG PC Z360 Ultra-Book 307 NZ5J004310.
The prosecutor stated that Lateef sold the stolen laptops to the other defendants, Agba and Obiora, who received the items with the knowledge that they were stolen.
He said that the stolen goods belonged to the complainant, LG electronics showroom, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Njoku said that the offences contravened sections 287, 326 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The trio, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Ms Kikelomo Ayeye, granted the defendants N500,000 bail each, with two sureties each in like sum.
She ordered that the sureties must show evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government and adjourned the case until Aug. 4 for mention.
Edited By: Folorunso Poroye/Abdulfatah Babatunde (NAN)
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