June 23, 2024

Police arraign man for allegedly stealing bibles worth N72,230


A 37-year- old man, Godwin Idumu, on Monday, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing four bibles valued at N72,230 from a supermarket.

The defendant, a sales representative who resides at 9 Emmanuel St., Maryland, Lagos, is being tried for stealing.

The prosecutor, Felicia Okwori, told the court that the offences were committed on 4th December 2021, and 3rd June 2022, at Ebeano Supermarket, located at G.R.A, Ikeja.

Ms Okwori said the defendant was at the supermarket in December and stole two bibles, valued at N51,080, saying that the defendant was seen through the Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) after he had gone.

The prosecutor said the defendant came again and stole another two bibles valued at N21,150 and on his way out, he was caught.

Ms Okwori said the total value of the bibles he stole at the supermarket was N72,230.

The offences according to the prosecutor contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The magistrate, H. B Mogaji, granted the defendant bail of N200,000 with one surety in like sum.

Mrs Mogaji adjourned the case until 25th November for trial.


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