17th December, 2010
AÂ 22-year old Ogundeko Abiola has been arrested and charged to Shomolu Magistrateâ€™sÂ Court in Lagos State, Nigeria for theft.
According to the police prosecutor, the suspect allegedly stole one Nokia phone 5100Â valued N12,000 and N20,000 belonging to one Mr. Thomas AdegbenroÂ on 13 December,Â this year, at about 9p.m at Kajola street, Lady-Lak, Bariga, Lagos.
P.M. NEWS gathered that Mr.Adegbenro was coming back from work when three menÂ accosted him and dispossessed him of his phone and cash, but he was fortunate to getÂ sympathizers who captured Abiola, while others escaped.
He was dragged to Shomolu Police Station, Pedro division and after policeÂ investigation, Abiola was arraigned in court onÂ a two-count charge of conspiracy toÂ commit felony with intent to steal.
The offences, police said, are contrary to and punishable under sections 516 andÂ 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap C 38. Vol. II Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.
The suspect pleaded guiltyÂ and the presiding magistrate, Mrs. B.O Ogunsanmi,Â adjourned the case till 12 January, 2011 for facts and sentence
â€”Lucky Lawal & Abosede Agboola