Man docked for stealing, escaping from police custody

A 22-year-old man, Gerald Ogwu, who allegedly escaped from police custody after he was arrested for stealing N75,000, was on Tuesday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Ogwu is facing trial on two charges of stealing and unlawful escape.

The prosecutor, ASP. Nurudeen Thomas, told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 16 at No.87, Ilaje Road, Bariga.

Thomas said that the accused stole N75, 000 and an Itel Phone belonging to his employer – Ozone Water – and also escaped from the police custody during the interrogation.

He said that the offence contravened Sections 106(b) and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Kike Ayeye, admitted the accused to a bail of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum.

Ayeye adjourned the case until Aug.16 for mention.

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