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Man, 24 in Court Over Alleged Theft Of Pumping Machine


By Sandra Umeh
Lagos, – A 24-year-old man, Ebuka Ukah,  has been arraigned at an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing a pumping machine valued at N45,000.

The defendant is standing trial on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge before the Magistrate, Mr L J K Layeni.

The prosecutor, Dr Simon Uche, told the court that the defendant and another person at large, committed the offences on Oct. 28, at Ogunleye Street in Ajangbadi in Lagos.

He alleged that the defendant entered the compound of one Folami Adeniyi and removed the pumping machine, while the owner was not around.

The prosecutor said that he was however, apprehended on his way out and his accomplice took off.

The offence contravenes the provisions of sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

The magistrate granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case until Dec. 14 for trial. (NAN)

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