Four men have been dragged before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court, in Lagos State, for allegedly stealing telephone handsets and an undisclosed amount of money.
The defendants were alleged to have stolen one Samsung A03 valued at N120,000, the property of one Anosike Henry and an iPhone 11 valued at N250,000, and the property of one Ogadimma Oluwabukola.
They were arraigned before the Magistrate P.E. Nwaka-led court by the Lagos State Police Command on Monday.
The police told the court that the suspects also assaulted a policeman, an action likely to cause a breach of public peace.
The four suspects were charged on eight counts of conspiracy, theft and assault.
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They were identified as Abiodun Akinola, Abdullahi Jimoh, Olalekan Eyiomo, and Omomuzo Arume.
The prosecutor, Thomas Nurudeen, told the court that the offences contravened Section 280 and are punishable under Sections 411, 232, 328, 117(1)(2), and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.
The charges read in part, “That you, Abiodun Akinola, Abdullahi Jimoh, Olalekan Eyiomo, Omomuzo Arume, and others still at large on March 24, 2023, around 8am at Ijora Badia, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit: stealing, thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 411 the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.”
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.