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21-year-old lady faces 7 years’ imprisonment for stealing N286,000

A 21-year-old lady, Opeyemi Mustapha, has been arraigned in a chief magistrates’ court, Ikeja, for stealing N286,000.

• July 12, 2021
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A 21-year-old lady, Opeyemi Mustapha, has been arraigned in a chief magistrates’ court, Ikeja, for stealing N286,000.

The police charged Ms Mustapha with theft under Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

She pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The police counsel, Benson Emuerhi, told the court that Ms Mustapha committed the offence on March 7, at 7.50 a.m., at Kolaba Junction, Alaja Road, Ayobo, Lagos.

Mr Emuerhi said the defendant stole the N286,000 belonging to one Bolatito Oyelowo.

She faces seven years’ imprisonment for stealing.

Chief Magistrate J.A. Adegun admitted the defendant to N100,000 bail with one surety in like sum.

He adjourned the case until July 26 for further hearing.

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