BY ONOZURE DANIA
LAGOS— A 28-year-old butcher, Abiodun Akande, and two teenagers (names withheld), have been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing a bicycle.
The defendants are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing preferred against them by the police.
One of the accused, a 15-year-old, told the court that he did not steal the bicycle, saying “I am here because I know the friend of the other teenager (a 12-year-old), who went together to steal the bicycle. I did not ride the bicycle with them.”
The 12-year-old pleaded guilty to the charges; the butcher and the other teenager pleaded not guilty.