Court sets N20k bail for man accused of N500 theft

•Justice Ayotunde  Phillips

Justice Ayotunde Philips, Chief judge of Lagos state

Jamiu Yisa

An air conditioner repairer working with a hotel in Lagos, Nigeria has been arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrate Court, charged with alleged theft.

The repairer, Paul Muyiwa Ojikutu, a resident of No. 10 Aguragberigbe, Ikorodu is charged with stealing N500 only.

The prosecutor, Inspector Edet Okoi, told the court that Ojikutu was a repairer Ashosh Hotel located at 3, Babatola Close beside Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos.

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Okoi said the accused stole the said sum from the hotel.

Prosecutor told the magistrate, Mrs. Dan Oni, that the incident took place on 29 October this year at the hotel in Ikeja.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge.

Dan Oni granted the accused bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety, while she adjourned the case till 5 December, 2013 for further hearing.