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30-yr-old man accused of stealing N652, 000

By Precious Akubueze & Lepe Opeyemi

Lagos—A 30year- old man, Odey  Thomas, was, yesterday, arraigned before the Magistrate’s Court of Lagos State for allegedly stealing the sum of N652, 000.

The defendant is facing a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing preferred against him by the police.

The prosecutor, Supol Olu Ojaokomo, told the court that the defendant, with no fixed address, stole the sum of N652,000, from one Saheed Ayiaka Ajayi  to procure a marriage permit for his in-law, Amisu, based in London, a presentation he knew to be false.

He said the incident occurred on April 10, 2015, at 22 Road Festac Town in Apapa area of Lagos State.

According to the prosecutor, the offence  is punishable under section 409, 312(a) and 285(1) of the criminal laws of Lagos State Nigeria 2011.

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

The Magistrate, Mr P.A  Adekomaya,  granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two responsible sureties.

He adjourned the matter till July 13, 2015, for mention.


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