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Teenager docked over alleged burglary, stealing

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BY ONOZURE DANIA
Lagos— A 19-year-old, Saheed Gafar, was, yesterday, arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court over alleged burglary and stealing of N765,000.

The defendant, who also resides at the same area, was docked before Magistrate Abimbola Komolafe.

The defendant is facing a two-count charge bordering on burglary and stealing.

The police prosecutor, Iranus Nnamonu, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offences sometime in July 2013 at 16, Fadara Street, Ogba in Ikeja area of Lagos.

He said Gafar broke and entered into the apartment of one Donatus Onyeagbara and stole N750,000 and tiles worth N10,500, all property of Onyeagbara.

Nnamonu said the offence contravened section 306 and punishable under section 285  of the Criminal Law ii Vol 44 Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

Earlier, the defendant had pleaded not guilty when the charge was read.

However, the magistrate granted him bail in the sum of N200,000, with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to February 28, 2014.

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