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Four men, two women face N7.2m theft charge in Lagos

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Four men, two women face N7.2m theft charge in Lagos


Four men and two women were, on Wednesday, brought before an Ebute Metta Magistrates’ Court, sitting in Oyingbo, for allegedly stealing 560 creates of Smirnoff-Ice drinks, worth N7.2 million.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the defendants are: Ashiwaju Rilwan, 32; Nasiru Idris, 20; Ayewo Sabo, 30; Ijoma Okoro, 36; Victoria Igwe, 32 and Chekwebe Eminyi, 30.

The defendants, whose addresses were not given, are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and receiving stolen property, preferred against them by the police.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Olatunde Kehinde, told the court that the defendants and others at large conspired and committed the offences on March 6, at 10:00 pm., at Plot 1, Cocoa Industrial Road, Ogba, Lagos.

Kehinde told the court that the first, second and third defendants: Rilwan, Idris and Sabo stole 560 creates of Smirnoff Ice drinks, valued at N7.2 million, belonging to the complainant, one Obianuka Uchenna.

He said the other three defendants: Okoro, Igwe and Eminyi, received the stolen drinks, with the knowledge that they were stolen.

According to him, the offences contravene Sections 287, 328 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

Counsel to the defendants, Mr Ali Abang, urged the court to grant his clients bail on liberal terms, adding that the offences were bail-able.

The Magistrate, Mrs Abimbola Komolafe, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500, 000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.

Komolafe, who said that the sureties must show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State government, adjourned the case till July 29 for mention.

Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu and (NAN)

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