Unemployed charged with theft of school laptops

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By Moronke Boboye

Ikeja – A 25-year- man, Sunday Obi, who allegedly broke into a school building and stole two laptops valued N200,000, on Monday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Obi, who resides at 6, Ogo Olorun St., Sango Ota, Ogun, charged with conspiracy, stealing and burglary but he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, ASP Clifford Ogu, told the court that Obi committed the offences on Feb. 3 and Feb. 5 at the Academic Solid located at No. 1, Arogundade Road, Aboru, Lagos.

Ogu alleged that the defendant and his accomplice burgled the of the school proprietor, Mr Yomi Akinlalu’s, and stole two HP laptops worth N200,000.

The prosecutor told the court that the defendant and his accomplice came back another day to steal a scanning machine, but were caught by security guards.

“The defendant thereafter brought to a police station,” Ogu said.

According to the prosecutor, the alleged offences contravene Sections 307 , 287 and 411 of the Criminal of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr J. A. Adegun, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Adegun adjourned the case until March 23 for mention.