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Court Remands Teenager Over Alleged Burglary, Theft


By Ngozi Njoku

Ikeja, – A 19-year-old boy, Chukwudi Okorie, who allegedly broke into a shop at Meiran and stole property worth N219,000, was on Tuesday remanded in custody by Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Okorie, whose address was not given, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, burglary and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Kehinde Ajayi, told the court that the offences were committed on Jan. 18 at 3.40 a.m. at Ikola Ilumo Road, Meiran, Lagos.

The police submitted that Okorie broke into two houses in Meiran at different times and stole from the occupants.

Ajayi said that on the date, Okorie and some others at large, broke into the shop of one Ogieriakhi who sells medicine and provisions and made away with drugs worth N50,000, a generator, valued N84,000, and cash sum of N79,000.

She said the other apartment at Odetayo Street, Ikola Odunsi Road, Meiran was also robbed by the accused and his cohorts.

Ajayi said items stolen at Odetayo included an Itel Phone valued N10,000, power bank valued N8,000, a Wi-Fi valued N5,000, three pairs of shirt and trousers valued N30,000 and three cloth hanger valued N25,000; all belonging to Cynthia Roger.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 287 and 306 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge of conspiracy and pleaded guilty to the charge of burglary and stealing.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, adjourned the case until Feb. 22 for a review of facts and sentencing. (NAN)

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