Police arraign 2 men over alleged theft of 6 bottles of Moet champagne

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The Police in Lagos on Friday arraigned men, Riches Olasunbo, 37, and Francis Samuel, 36, the alleged of six bottles of Moet Rose champagne worth N267,000 a supermarket.

Olasunbo and Samuel, whose addresses are unknown, are facing a -count charge of conspiracy and stealing, before a Tinubu Magistrates’ in Lagos.

The , Sgt. Daniel Ighodalo, told the that the accused committed the offences on Oct.  23 at 3.45 p.m. at Grand Square Supermarket, Victoria Island, Lagos.

He said that the accused entered the supermarket the guise of purchasing goods, but hid six bottles of MOET wine their clothes.

“The security guard suspected them and when a search was conducted, they were found to have concealed the bottles of champagne their clothes.

The police were subsequently invited to arrest the culprits,” Ighodalo said.

He said that the offences committed contravened Sections 409 and 285 of the Criminal of Lagos , 2011.

Section 285 provides that any person who steals any property is guilty of a felony, and liable, if no punishment is provided, to three years imprisonment.

However, the accused each pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Ajayi, granted the accused in the sum of N50, 000 each, with sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till Nov. 15, for mention.