Thursday, 27 April 2017

Man in court for theft of motor parts

Olalekan Olatise, 32, aluminium fabricator, was on Thursday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged vandalism and theft of motor parts valued N70,000.

The accused, who resides at No. 26, Bolaji Street, Sango-Ota, Ogun, is standing trial on a charge of stealing.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Donjor Perezi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on March 29, at about 2.00 p.m, at Sule Abubakar crescent, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos.

Perezi said the accused entered the compound of the complainant, Mr Ojo Babajide, vandalised and stole the side mirror of a Lexus car valued N20,000, and the side mirror and crown of a Toyota corolla car valued N50,000.

He said the accused was apprehended by the security guards in the estate, who found the stolen items in his possession and handed him over to the police.

He said the offence contravened section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 285 stipulates three-year jail term for convicted offenders.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Layinka granted the accused N50,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

She said the sureties should show evidence of payment of two years of tax to Lagos state government and adjourned the case till May 2, for mention.

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