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2 men face house breaking, theft charges


By Oluwatope Lawanson
Lagos –  Two security guards, who allegedly broke into a warehouse, stealing their employer’s goods worth N25.2 million, were on Wednesday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

‎The accused, Badejo Sabiki, 53, lives at No. 6, Etiosho St., Olomo-wewe in Ibeju-Lekki, while Aro Babatunde, 35, resides at 4, Adekunle Ramon, Oloja Estate, Papa Epe area of Lagos.

The accused are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, burglary and stealing.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Donjor Perezi, told the court that the accused with others now at large, committed the offences between July 16 and 17 around 9.30 p.m and 2.30 a.m. at H&Y International FZE, located at Lekki Free Zone Entreprises, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.

According to Perezi, the accused who are security guards, conspired with others now at large to steal cartons of hair extensions worth N25.2 million property of the complainant, H&Y International FZE.

He said that the CCTV cameras installed in the company captured the whole scenario.

“All efforts to get the accused to return the goods were unsuccessful as they absconded and were recently apprehended by the police,” the prosecutor alleged.

The offences contravened Sections 287, 410 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Layinka, admitted the accused to bail of N1 million each.

Layinka, while ruling on the bail application, said that each of the accused should produce two sureties in like sum.

He said that they must be working in a reputable company in Lagos as part of their bail conditions and should produce evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused is liable to imprisonment for seven years on conviction under the law.

The chief magistrate adjourned the case until Sept. 9. (NAN)

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