Man, 38, in court over alleged theft of laptops
A 38-year-old man, Samuel Urhuogo, on Wednesday appeared before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for alleged theft of five laptops worth N505,000.
Urhuogo, who resides at Festac Town area of Lagos, is facing a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Olusegun Kokoye, told the court that the accused committed the offences with some others still at large on Oct. 20 at Durbar Road, Amuwo Odofin, Festac Town, Lagos.
Kokoye said that the accused broke into the shop of the complainant, one Ada Opurozor, and stole the laptops.
He said the accused was caught by some security guards while he was trying to escape with his accomplices.
“The accused was later handed over to the police, while accomplices escaped with the laptops,’’ he said.
Kokoye said the offences contravened Sections 287, 309 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287 stipulates a three-year jail term for stealing, while Section 309 prescribes seven years imprisonment for burglary.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty the charge.
In his ruling, the Senior Magistrate, Mr M.A Etti, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000, with two sureties in like sum.
He adjourned the case until Dec. 29, for mention.