Conductor docked for stealing dead man’s handset

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LAGOS— A 31-year-old conductor, Saheed Yekinni, who allegedly stole two handsets belonging to a deceased man, was Wednesday arraigned before an Ikeja magistrate’s court.

The defendant who resides at 5, Akinlabi Street, Agbotikuyo, Agege area of Lagos, was docked before Magistrate Margaret Dan-Oni.

He is facing a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing preferred against him by the Police.

The prosecutor, Inspector Edet Okoi, told the court that the defendant and others at large conspired to commit the alleged offence.

He said the offence took place on March 8, 2014 at about 6am along Oke-Koto, Agege in Ikeja area of the state.

Okoi said the value of the two handsets that were stolen is yet unknown and that the stolen items were property of one late Abass Adeyemo, who was involved in a motor accident.

Earlier, the defendant had pleaded not guilty to the charges.

However, Magistrate Dan-Oni granted him bail in the sum of N20,000, with one surety in like sum.

She adjourned the case till April 25, 2014 for mention.

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