Man in court for alleged TV theft

The Magistrate, Abiodun Etti, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 and a surety in like sum.

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The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge of stealing.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Innocent Uko, told the court that accused committed the offence at Mosafejo junction, in Aradagun area of Badagry.

He said that the TV set belonged to one Mr Julius Okoye.

“The accused pretended to be giving a helping hand to the complainant by offering to assist him carry the TV into his car.

“But instead of doing that, he took the TV and ran away with it,’’ the prosecutor said.

The offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria 2011, which prescribes three years imprisonment for an offender.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Defence counsel, Mr Jide Arinze, pleaded with the court to grant his client bail on liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Abiodun Etti, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 and a surety in like sum.

He said that the surety must show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

Etti adjourned the case till March 17 for further hearing.

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