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Man in court over attempted cable theft at Lagos Trade Fair

Mr Odukoya granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000.

• November 24, 2023
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Nineteen-year-old Aliyu Mohammed on Friday appeared before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for attempting to steal a cable.

Mr Mohammed, whose address was not provided, is standing trial before Magistrate D.S. Odukoya, on a two-count charge of conspiracy and attempt to commit felony.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Mr Odukoya granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until December 18, for mention

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Inspector Esther Adesulu, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on November 17 at the Administrative Block of the International Trade Fair Complex in Ojo, Lagos State.

She alleged that the defendant and others now at large, armed with shovels and other implements, attempted to dig up underground armoured cables in the complex in order to steal them.

Ms Adesulu said that the defendant ran out of luck as he was apprehended by security men while his accomplices escaped.

She said that the cable was property of the Federal Government.

The offences, the prosecutor said, contravened the provisions of sections 409 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. (NAN)

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