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Court refuses bail for teenager charged with theft

A Surulere Magistrate Court Thursday refused to grant bail for a teenager, John Onyenwenu, charged with stealing and inflicting wounds on a man.

Magistrate Mukaila Fadeyi remanded the 19-year-old Onyenwenu, along with one Iliasu Salami, 23, charged along with him.

Although the duo pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge, Fadeyi granted the prosecutors prayers to remand them on the grounds that Salami had been arrested three times over alleged assault.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Idowu Onime, had told the court that Onyenwenu and Salami, both Orile residents, conspired with some others at large to assault one Mr Chinedu Anyadigwu.

He said that the duo and the others attacked Anyadiegwu with a cutlass and inflicted wounds on him.

Onime said that the accused also stole Anyadigwu’s national identity card, automated teller machine card and a wallet containing N9,000.

He submitted that Salami had been arrested three times for alleged assault, and that each time he answered a different name.

Onime said that the alleged offences contravened Sections 516, 390 (9) and 355 of the Criminal Code of Lagos State.

The court adjourned the further hearing in the case till August 27.


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