Sunday 23rd July, 2017
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Man in court for stealing meat in Lagos market

Man in court for stealing meat in Lagos market

A 31-year-old man, Nurudeen Raimi, was yesterday brought before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for al­legedly stealing meat worth N67,000 in a Lagos market.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Clement Okuoimose, said that the accused commit­ted the offence sometime in May 2010 in Agege, La­gos.

He alleged that Raimi, a resident of Iyana Igbenimi Street, Bariga, Lagos, stole the cow meat belonging to one Mr Ibrahim Danbaba. He said that the accused ap­proached Danbaba to buy meat, and during the bar­gaining, Danbaba excused himself to urinate but while Danbaba was away, the ac­cused bolted with the meat without paying.

He said that the com­plainant did not see the accused in the market until 2017 when he got him ar­rested. Okuoimose said the offence contravenes Sec­tion 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised) which prescribes three years jail term for a person convicted of steal­ing.

The accused pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

The Magistrate, Mrs Y.O. Ekogbule adjourned the case until June 5.