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Two unemployed men charged with stealing goats

Both suspects pleaded not guilty.

• November 19, 2020
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Two unemployed men have been charged in Lagos for allegedly stealing seven goats.

Sheyi Ajayi and Ismaila Olalekan, 29 and 27, respectively, are standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and breach of the peace.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty when they appeared before Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Police prosecutor N. Simon said the duo and two others at large committed the offences on November 11 at 3:00 a.m. in Ijeododo area.

Mr. Simon said that the defendants conspired and stole seven goats belonging to different people, in contravention of Sections 168 (d), 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, A. S. Okubule, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety each.

She ordered that the surety must be a blood relation of the defendant and gainfully employed.

She adjourned the case until December 14 for mention.

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