Man 20, Docked Over Alleged Theft Of N153,000 Goods

Man 20, Docked Over Alleged Theft Of N153,000 Goods

It is astonishing that while some politicians and some public office holders who allegedly embezzled billions of Naira, and are being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for months without reasonable end, an unemployed man, David Omosheyi, who allegedly broke into the shop of one Destiny Chijioke and stole goods valued at N153,000, was today Thursday docked in Lagos but granted bail in the sum of N100,000.
Omosheyi, 20, who is facing a three -count charge of conspiracy, stealing and burglary, pleaded not guilty to the charges levied against him before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court.
The Magistrate, Mr M.A. Etti, who gave the ruling, also ordered the accused to produce two sureties as part of the bail condition.
Etti said that the sureties must be gainfully employed and also presented evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
In addition, he said that the sureties should also present recent public electricity bills of their houses.
The magistrate adjourned further hearing of the case till Dec. 2.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Kokoye Olusegun, told the court that the accused, who resides at Olodi Apapa area of Lagos, committed the offences on Oct. 26 at No.1 Akinsanya St., Olodi Apapa , Lagos.
Olusegun said that the accused conspired with others, now at large and stole seven bags of rice and a television set, all valued at N153, 000 from Chijioke’s shop at about 6.00 a.m.
He said that the accused used a metal object to force the door open and gained access into the complainant’s shop.
Olusegun said that the accused was caught by security guards, who saw them breaking into the shop.
He said that the offences contravened the provision of sections 285, 307 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The section 285 of the state law prescribes a three-year jail term for stealing, while Section 409 prescribes two years imprisonment for conspiracy.

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