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Police arraign three men for stealing, receiving stolen items

Mr Okuoimose said the suspects jumped through the fence and broke into the house of a resident, Ubaka Agbasiefo, to commit the offences.

• September 9, 2022
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The police on Friday arraigned three suspects before a Badagry Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing and receiving stolen property valued at N794,000.

The defendants, Kabiru Jimon, 17; Ayoade Usman,18; and Danjuma Bala, 30, whose addresses were not given, are being charged with felony, stealing and receiving stolen items.

Clément Okuoimose, the prosecutor, told the court that they committed the offences at about 8:00 p.m. on July 28, behind LA Primary School, Ipara, Ilogbo-Eremi, Badagry area of Lagos State.

Mr Okuoimose said Messrs Jimon and Usman jumped through the fence and broke into the house of a resident, Ubaka Agbasiefo, to commit the offences.

He said the duo stole a 55-inch Samsung plasma television valued at N380,000 and one Dell laptop computer valued M18,000.

“They also stole a pair of palm sandals valued at N8,000 and the sum of N78,000, all belonging to Agbasiefo,” he said.

The prosecutor further said Mr Bala received the stolen plasma television from the first two defendants.

He said the offences contravened Sections 307, 287 and 328 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Chief Magistrate Fadahunsi Adefioye granted the defendants bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two sureties in like sum.

Mr Adefioye, thereafter, adjourned the case until October 25 for mention. 

(NAN)

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