Man, 31, remanded over theft of generator set in police barracks




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– An Magistrates’ Court Wednesday remanded a 31-year-old , Chichebe Ogbonna, in prison over the theft of a generator set valued at N14,000.
Ogbonna, a bus conductor, is facing a two-count charge of burglary and stealing.
The Magistrate, Miss Abiodun Akinde, ordered the defendant be remanded in prison after he pleaded guilty to the charge.
Akinde thereafter adjourned the case to 4 for facts and sentencing
Earlier the , Insp. Chinalo Uwadione told the court the offence was committed Jan. 16 at 2.20 p.m., at Ipori Police barracks Funsho Williams Ave., .
According to him, the defendant unlawfully carted away the generator which was the balcony of the apartment of Mr Seamus Osanebi.
He said luck, however, ran out on Ogbonna as some neighbours of the saw him disconnect and carry the generator apprehended him.
“The accused entered into Osanebi’ balcony on Jan. 16 at about 2.20p.m., and removed a generator valued at N14,000.

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“He was apprehended after some of the neighbours within the barracks raised an alarm and subsequently seized the stolen generator from him”, the said.
Uwadione said that the offences contravened sections 278 and 285 of the Criminal Law of State, 2011.
The accused, pleaded guilty to the charge, asked for mercy.
“Please help me; came to Lagos to look for brother at Otto but did not find him. was just struggling to feed,” Ogbonna said.(NAN)
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