Barber, 26, In Court For Stealing Traveling Bag

The police on Monday, 22nd June, 2015 arraigned a 26-year-old barber, Nwazuosa Elite, in a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for stealing a travelling bag.

The accused, who resides at No. 3, Ajara Dokoh Street, Badagry, Lagos State, is charged with theft.

The prosecutor, Insp. Innocent Uko, told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 13 at about 2.30 p.m. at 105, Amosu Igboro Street, Alasia-Ijanikin, Badagry.

Uko said that the accused stole the bag containing N10,000 cash, a Nokia cell phone valued at N15,000 and a wristwatch, valued at N2,000 from the complainant, Mr Olayinka Olagbaye.

He added that “the complainant was walking to a bus stop in order to board a bus when the accused came from behind and snatched the bag from him.

“The complainant went after him and was able to catch him with the help of passersby.’’

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 278 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the offence and the Chief Magistrate, Mr Abiodun Etti, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 and a surety in like sum.

The chief magistrate said the surety must provide evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government and adjourned further hearing in the case until Aug. 31.


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