Court remands 2 men in prison for pleading guilty to N177,000 theft




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– An Oshodi Magistrate’s Court in remanded men — Olalekan Yussuf and Waheed Hammed — at Kirikiri Maximum Prisons, over alleged of N177,000.

Yussuf, 22, a conductor, resides at No.31, Shodimu St., Somolu, while the address of Hammed, 29, an unemployed, is unknown.

The Magistrate, Mr Akeem , ordered the accused be remanded in prison after they had pleaded guilty the -count charge of conspiracy and .

The prosecutor, Cpl. Kehinde Olatunde, told the court the accused committed the offences June 11 at 11.30 p.m.

He said the accused others at large conspired and snatched a handbag belonging Mrs Lynda Moni.

“The accused snatched the complainant’s bag from her when she wanted board a bus her .

“The bag contained one HTC phone valued at N120,000, a Blackberry Bold 2 valued at N27,000 and N30,000,’’ he said.

Olatunde said the accused fled the scene after the complainant had raised alarm which led to their arrest by passers-by, who gave them a hot chase.

He said the offences contravened Sections 285 and 410 of the Criminal Law of State, 2011.

Section 285 provides three years imprisonment for , while Section 410 stipulates a two-year sentence for conspiracy.

The case was adjourned till June 26 for judgment. (NAN)