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Man, 41, faces N646, 500 theft charge



A 41-year-old man, Benjamin Udom, who stole various items worth N646, 500, was on Thursday brought before an Ajegunle Magistrates’ Court sitting in Apapa, Lagos.

Udom, whose residential address was not given, is standing trial on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, SP. Gabriel Ekundayo, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offences at No. 7A, Bristol Road, Apapa GRA, Lagos.

Ekundayo said that the defendant broke into the premises of Auto Alternative Nigeria Limited and stole items worth N646, 500, belonging to the company.

He said that the items stolen include: two laptops valued at N170, 000, Nokia phone worth N50, 000, foreign drinks worth N50, 000, and a watch valued at N150, 000.

According to him, other items are perfume valued at N86, 000, a dress worth N8, 000 and a cash sum of N132, 000.

Ekundayo said that the total sum of all the items stolen was N646, 500.

According to him, the offences contravene Sections 287, 309 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mrs Anuoluwapo Morafa, granted him bail of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Morafa said that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

She adjourned the case until Aug. 15 for mention.

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