Unemployed man docked for allegedly stealing phones

Unemployed man bags N50,000 bail for theft of two phones valued at N73, 000.

Court gavel

The accused person, whose address is unknown, is facing a one-count charge of stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp. Akpan Ikem, told the court that the accused committed the offence at Ajangbadi bus stop in the Badagry Area of Lagos State.

According to Ikem, the phones belong to Mr Igwe Chikezie and Mr Ishola Temitope.

“The accused committed the crime while in the bus with the complainants.

“He took the phones from their pockets but he was caught by a fellow passenger who saw him committing the offence,” he said.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011.

The accused, who was not represented by any legal counsel, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Mr Jimoh Adefioye, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50,000 and a surety in like sum who must reside in Badagry.

Hearing in the case was adjourned until April 12.

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