Student in court for stealing cable

A 26-year-old student, Monday Omale, Thursday, appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing 10 rolls of cable worth N140,000.

The police charged Omale, whose address was not provided, with conspiracy and theft, but he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, ASP Victor Eruada, told the court that the defendant and other persons at large committed the offence on Aug. 31 at about 2.30 p.m. in Aitel Office, located at Mobolaji Johnson, Alausa, Ikeja.

He said the defendant stole 10 rolls of cable worth N140,000 which was the property of Aitel Nigeria Limited.

The offence, he said, contravened section 411 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Section 278 of the criminal law prescribes three years’ imprisonment for stealing, while Section 411 prescribes two years for conspiracy.

Magistrate Folashade Oshikoya admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Oshikoya adjourned the case until September 23 for mention.

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