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Business woman docked over alleged theft, assault

19 June 2013, 12:03

Lagos - The police in Lagos on Tuesday arraigned a 27-year-old business woman, Toyosi Olusosan, for alleged theft of jewellery and assault.

Olusosan, who resides at Meko Village in Oyo State, appeared before an Oshodi Magistrates' Court in Lagos, on a three-count charge of conspiracy, assault and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Cpl. Kehinde Olatunde, told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 27 at Oshodi.

He said that the accused and one other still at large unlawfully assaulted one Ayo Issa by beating her up, tearing her dress and brazier and dispossessing her of  jewellery, valued at N210 000.

"The accused and one other went to the complainant's shop to buy shoe and in the process of transaction, they damaged one of the shoes and the complainant insisted that they must pay.

"The accused refused to pay, saying that it was an accident and the complainant held the accused to prevent her from escaping.

“The accused then descended on her by giving her serious beating which caused her bodily harm.

"In the process, the accused stole a pair of gold ear ring valued at N70 000; one gold necklace value at N90 000; one gold finger ring value at N50 000, totalling N210 000," he said.

Olatunde said that the offence contravened Sections 171, 285 and 410 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

Section 171 provides for three years imprisonment for offender while Section 285 prescribes three years jail term for stealing.

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

The Magistrate, Akeem Fashola, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50 000 with two sureties and adjourned the case till June 26 for mention.



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