By Ejiro Zainab Owhoka
A 26-year-old man, Chukwuebuka Ojei, has been arraigned before a Yaba Magistrate’s Court, Lagos State, for allegedly stealing a Nokia handset valued at N3, 500.
In another development, another man, 22 years old Isaac Ohain was brought to court for stealing N45,000 worth of recharge cards.
Ojei, who was arraigned on a one-count of stealing, was said to have stolen the phone in a public market at Onipanu, Somolu.
The charge sheet read, “That you, Chukwuebuka Ojei, m, on the 15th day of May in Alasela Market, Onipanu, Somolu Lagos, in the Lagos magisterial district did steal one Nokia 1280 phone value at Three Thousand five hundred Naira (N3,500) property of one Adeoti Dauda, m, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 278 (a) (a) and punishable under Section 285 (1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State Nigeria, 2011.”
Ojei pleaded that he was not guilty.
The magistrate, Mrs. S.K Matepo, granted the accused bail upon the payment of N50,000 with two sureties each in like sum.
Isaac Ohain was arraigned at Court 4, Sabo, for stealing recharge cards valued at N45,000.
Ohain was also said to have taken N61,700 belonging to one Bisalat Olanrewaju, a recharge cards dealer.
Ohai said he was not guilty of the one-count charge.