An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Thursday remanded one 40-year-old Suraju Abubakar who pleaded guilty to stealing 70 bags of fresh pepper valued at N232, 700.
The court ordered that Abubakar should be kept in prison pending review of the facts of the case and his sentencing.
Abubakar was arraigned on a count charge of stealing, contrary to Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that one Mr Musa Usman from Mile 12 Market, Ketu, Lagos, apprehended and brought the defendant to the Ketu Police Station on Feb.14.
”Usman alleged that the defendant entered his store at 6.30a.m. and made away with the 70 bags of pepper,” Ihiehie said.
The New Agency of Nigeria reports that the defendant pleaded guilty and begged for leniency.
The Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, reserved review of the facts of the case and ssentencing for March 18.