July 25, 2013

Two scavengers arraigned for stealing iron bed

LAGOS — A 25-year-old scavenger, Mundansol Abubakar, and one other, were yesterday arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s court sitting in Ikeja, for allegedly stealing an iron bed, belonging to the police college.

The defendant and one other Umaru Abdullahi,21, who were docked before Magistrate Abimbola Oshodi-Makanju, are facing a two-count charge of breach of peace and stealing, preferred against them by the police.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Samson Ekikere, told the court that the defendants committed the alleged offence on July 20, 2013, at about 3 pm at senior police officers quarters in GRA Ikeja area of Lagos.

He said the accused conducted themselves in a manner likely to breach the peace of the college by entering into the police college to steal iron bed valued at N50,000.

According to the prosecutor, the offence committed is punishable under sections 166, 285, No. 11 Vol 44, laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

However, when the charge was read to the defendants, who reside at 17, Kobere Street, Ojota area of Lagos, they pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Oshodi-Makanju, granted the defendants bail, in the sum of N50,000 each, with one responsible surety each in like sum and adjourned the case to August 21.