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Man dragged to court for stealing girlfriend’s money from piggy bank

The girlfriend and complainant, Mercy Nwaoga, insisted that the defendant was the only person who knew where her wooden safe was.

• November 24, 2021
Piggybank and Gavel used to illustrate the story

A 33-year-old man, Azubuike Omenehu, was on Wednesday arraigned before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing N120,000 from his girlfriend’s piggy bank.

Mr Omenehu, of No 45, Makanjuola St., Orile Iganmu, Lagos, is being tried for stealing and escaping from lawful custody.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Courage Ekhueorohan, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Nov. 3, at the same address.

He said that the girlfriend and complainant, Mercy Nwaoga, insisted that the defendant was the only person who knew where her wooden safe was.

Mr Ekhueorohan submitted that Mr Omenehu was detained at the police station where he escaped, but was later re-arrested.

He said that the alleged offences contravened Sections 106 (b) and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the offences.

The magistrate, Sadiq Bello, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with one responsible surety in like sum.

The court fixed further hearing in the case for December 2. 

NAN

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