16th August, 2016
A 34-year-old electrician, Musa Ajimoh, was on Tuesday brought before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly stealing two sets of rechargeable fans worth N30,000.
The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a one-count charge of stealing.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Innocent Uko told the court that the accused committed the crime at Noble Plaza on Joseph Dosu Way, Badagry.
The stolen item was owned by the complainant, Mrs. Bukola Alao.
“The accused just walked into the shop, picked up the rechargeable fans and walked out, like nothing was wrong,” he said.
The prosecutor noted that the offence committed was punishable under Section 285 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Counsel to the accused, Mr. Tijani Aliu, pleaded with the court to grant bail to the accused since the offence committed was a bailable one.
He assured the court that his client would always attend hearings and would not jump bail.
The Magistrate, Mr. Abiodun Etti, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50,000 and a surety, who must provide evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was then adjourned till Sept. 9, for further hearing.