A 25-year-old bricklayer, Femi Abbey, was on Tuesday arraigned in Lagos for allegedly stealing 126 planks valued at N280, 000.
Abbey, who resides at Lateef Ali Street, Gbagada, is facing a charge of stealing before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Nov. 26, 2018 at Olamiju Street, Ifako, Gbagada.
Ihiehie said the accused scaled the fence of the complainant, Mrs Karen Ekpo and stole planks from her compound.
He said that the offence contravened Section 278 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section stipulates a three-year jail term for offenders.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje granted the accused bail of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Kubeinje adjourned the case until Feb. 26.