In Lagos: Man in court for alleged theft of friend’s foodstuff

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The accused whose address was not given, is facing a charge of stealing, in a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State.

A 23-year-old man, Jeremiah Oduale, on Monday appeared in court for alleged theft of five cartons of Indomie and three crates of eggs belonging to his friend.

The accused whose address was not given, is facing a charge of stealing, in a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Akpan Ikem, told the court that the accused committed the offence at Otto-Awori area of Lagos State.

He said that the items, valued at N18, 570, belonged to Miss Elisabeth Sumonu, who is a friend of the accused.

“The accused was supposed to watch over the items because the complainant gave it to him to safeguard them."

“Instead of doing that, he consumed some and sold the rest."

“The offence committed is punishable under Section 285 of the Criminal laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011,” he said.

The accused, who didn’t have a counsel, pleaded not guilty.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Jimoh Adefioye, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000, with one surety in like sum.

He adjourned the case until July 4.



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