Thursday, 31 August 2017

Police Arrest 4 For Allegedly Stealing Phones Worth N1.4m From A Shop At Computer Village




Richard Ekpong, Albert Oguda, Abiodun Lawal and Idris Ibrahim have been arrested and arraigned before an Ikeja magistrate court for allegedly breaking into a shop at Computer Village, Ikeja, and stealing phones worth N1.4million.

Ekpong, 20, is a student; Oguda, 21, unemployed; Lawal, 22, a trader and Ibrahim, 32, a businessman.

The accused, who reside at Ifako-Agege, Iju-Ishaga, Agbado Crossing and Ishaga respectively, were arraigned before Magistrate J.A Adigun on a three-count of conspiracy, burglary, and stealing.

They all pleaded not guilty and were admitted to bail of N250,000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.

HThe prosecutor said the accused conspired to break into the shop of one Mrs Mary Botire to steal phones valued at N1.4million.


“The accused burgled the complainant’s shop and carted away her goods,” he said.
Awase said that the accused destroyed the burglar proof where the air-conditioner was fixed to gain access into the shop.


“The accused came with sophisticated weapons to destroy the burglar proof, removed the AC, and entered through the hole to steal, ” he said.
According to the prosecutor, the accused were eventually arrested, by which time they had shared the phones and sold them off at cheaper rate.

The offences contravened Sections 287, 306(2)and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015(Revised).

The men were granted bail and case adjourned till Sept. 11 for mention. (NAN)

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