Lagos teenager docked for burglary

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By Vivian Ibobo

A 17-year-old teenage boy, Olamilekan Adebanjo, was on Tuesday arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for alleged burglary and stealing of valuables worth N250,000.

The defendant, whose address was not provided, is standing trial on a two-count charge of burglary and stealing.

He, however, pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Ejiro Kubeinje.

The prosecutor, DSP Kehinde Ajayi, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Aug. 19, at 4 p.m., at No. 13, Lawanson Street, off Kayode Street Onipanu, Lagos State.

He alleged that Adebanjo burgled a house belonging to one Mr Olusegun Abiodun.

According to the prosecutor, the defendant stole one MP3, wristwatch, perfume, earring and two laptops worth N250,000.

He said that the offences contravened sections 307 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Kubeinje granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum.

She adjourned the case until Oct. 25 for trial.

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