Boy, 15 in court for stealing


Fatai Owoseni, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State
Fatai Owoseni, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State
A 15-year old boy was on Monday docked before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, charged with stealing a man’s wallet at Orile-Iganmu Bus Stop.

The accused, Emmanuel Olayiwola, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge bordering on stealing.

The Prosecutor, Corporal Anthonia Osayande, told the court that the accused on May 16 at Orile-Iganmu Bus Stop, stole a wallet containing cash and a Nokia phone, all valued at N33,500, property of Edeh Kelechi.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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The accused pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge preferred against him.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Ekpaye Nwachukwu, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

She adjourned the case to June 27, for mention.