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2 in court for theft of cable wires

30 June 2015, 09:02

Badagry - Two unemployed men were on Monday arraigned in a Badagry Chief Magistrates' Court in Lagos State for allegedly stealing cable wires valued at N20,000.

The accused persons, Aliu Temitope (27) and Wale Tope (20) are facing a charge of stealing.

The prosecutor, Inspector Innocent Uko, told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 13 at about 10:00 a.m. at No 1, Deeper Life Bus Stop in Oto Awori, Lagos State.

Uko noted that the accused stole the cable wires from the house of the complainant, Tella Segun.

"Thinking that no one would be there, the accused persons went to the house of the complainant and removed the cable wires which was for the DSTV in the house.

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"The complainant, who was at home, noticed that the DSTV was not working anymore, so he went to check for the problem and that was when he caught the accused carrying out the act," he said.

Uko noted that the offence contravened Section 278 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Counsel to the accused, Segla Akinlade, pleaded with the court to grant them bail on liberal terms, noting that they would always be present for further court hearings.

In his ruling, the Magistrate, Abiodun Etti, granted each of the accused bail in the sum of N200,000 and a surety each, who must provide evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

Further hearing in the case has been fixed for July 27. 



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