17th February, 2011
A 23-year-old undergraduate was on Wednesday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court over alleged burglary of a warehouse.
The accused, Temitope Okanlawon, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing cash and valuables, totaling N980,000.
The prosecutor, Sgt Nwosu George, said the accused broke into the warehouse belonging to one Mr Ismaila Oginni and stole N280,000 cash and jewelry valued at N700,000.
George said the accused was arrested in his bid to sell the jewelry, adding that the prospective buyers took to their heels on sighting the police.
He said the offence contravened sections 390 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2003.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The magistrate, Mrs Mulikat Ali-Balogun, granted the accused N200,000 bail, with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the case till March 3 for further hearing.