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Man docked for alleged N5.7m theft

By Jane Echewodo

The police in Lagos have arraigned a 36-year-old man, Ibukun Onile, before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court over alleged stealing of N5,766,410.
This came on a day 23-year-old Haruna Shakiru was arraigned before the same court for allegedly conspiring to commit felony to wit: armed robbery, having armed himself with two locally made gun.

Onile was also alleged to have fraudulently sold some quantities of provisions as soaps, sweet and fleets valued at N5,766,410, property of Tonytonia Industry Limited.

The defendant was arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, fraudulent, felony and stealing before the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. A.O Komolafe.

The prosecutor, Supol E.I Nnamonu, told the court that the defendant committed the offence at 53 Oniwaya, Agege, Lagos, between April 2014 and June 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him by the police.

The offence, according to the prosecutor, is contrary to Section 361 and punishable under Section 409,278(1)(a)(b) and 363(3)(d) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.
Magistrate Komolafe, therefore, granted him bail of N1,000,000 in like sum, with two sureties.

She also ordered that the sureties must be his blood relations and show evidence of two years of tax payment with verifiable addresses.

She, however, ordered that N50,000 should be deposited into the registrar’s account and adjourned the matter to July 23, 2015.

Meanwhile, 23- year-old man, Haruna Shakiru, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, for allegedly conspiring to commit felony to wit: Armed robbery, when he armed himself with two locally made guns.
He is facing a two-count charge before Chief Magistrate Y.O Aje Afunwa.

Addressing the court, the police prosecutor, Supol Samson Ekikere, argued that Shakiru committed the offence on March 7, 2015 at Egan Bus Stop, Igando Lagos.

The prosecutor stated that the alleged offence was punishable under section 2(1) of the robbery and firearms (special provisions) Act, Cap.398, Vol. XX11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2003.

Magistrate Afunwa adjourned the matter till July 22, 2015.


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