Man, 22, In Court For Allegedly Stealing Wire, Iron

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A 22-year-old man, Lekan Fatai, was on Tuesday docked at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing wire, iron, and changing over.

Fatai, who resides at Mushin, Lagos State, was charged with break-in, breach of the peace and stealing, but he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Edet Akadu, had told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Dec. 15, 2019 at about 6: 00 a.m at No. 30/32 Agege Motor Road, Mushin, Lagos.

Akadu alleged that the defendant entered into the house of  one Mr John Emeje and stole cable wire, iron and changing over which values were unknown.

He said the offences contravened Sections 397, 168 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287 stipulates three years imprisonment for stealing, while  Section 168 provides six months imprisonment for breach of peace and Section 397 provides seven years for burglary.

Magistrate Mr K.O. Ogundare admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum.

Ogundare adjourned the case until Feb. 18 for mention.


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