A cleaner at the Yaba College of Technology, Kemi Salawu, has been dragged before the Yaba Magistrates’ Court presided over by Magistrate O.Y. Adefope for allegedly stealing an HP laptop valued at N633,700.
The defendant was arraigned on one count of theft by the Lagos State Police Command on Monday.
After the 54-year-old cleaned the office and left, the laptop, belonging to one of her bosses, Femi Faduru, was declared missing.
According to the prosecutor, Chekwube Okey, Faduru gave the key to his office to the cleaner for her to be able to carry out her duty, but she allegedly stole the laptop after cleaning the office.
Okey, who held a brief for Haruna Magaji, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 26, 2023, at the YABATECH premises.
The charge read in part, “That you, Kemi Salawu, on April 26, 2023, around 8am at YABATECH premises in the Lagos Magisterial District did steal one HP laptop valued at N633, 700, property of one Femi Faduru, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 280(1) and punishable under Section 287 (1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.”
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the offence.
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The magistrate granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500, 000.
He adjourned the case till June 14, 2023.
Meanwhile, Oghara Police Division in Oghara, Ethiope-West Local Government Area of Delta State have arrested two suspected armed robbers from their criminal hideouts in the community.
The Police also recovered from the suspects one pump action gun, two double barrel guns, cut-to-size, one battle axe and three live cartridges.
The suspects, Edafe Ajari (29) and Wallis Louis (24), hail from Otefe-Oghara Community.
They were arrested by a team of Policemen drawn from the Oghara Police Division and the State Investigation Bureau, SIB during an operation.
The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the report in a statement signed and made available to newsmen.
According to him, “Investigation is ongoing.”