An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has arraigned an 18-year-old Junior Secondary School pupil, Sadiq Adegbite, for allegedly stealing N200 from a fellow student and used charm to harass others.
The accused, a student of Junior High School in the Ogudu area of the state was arraigned on a three counts charge of conspiracy, stealing and disorderly conduct, to which he pleaded not guilty.
It was learnt that the complainant, a 15-year-old student of the school, came to Ogudu Police Station to report the incident.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Lucky Ihiehie, said while the complainant was returning from school at Emmanuel Street, Ogudu, he was stopped by the accused and some of his friends now at large.
“They were harassing him and searching his pockets for money and they even beat him up.
“They dispossessed him of his N200 transport fare which was the only money he had in his pocket.
“A senior student came to the complainant’s rescue and the accused brought out some charms from his pocket to scare them before the police came,” he said.
Ihiehie told the court that the accused’s friends took to their heels as soon as they sighted the police officials.
The offences contravened Sections 166 (d), 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
His counsel, Olusegun Aghahowa, pleaded with the court to grant him bail on liberal terms considering his age.
In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs O. Sule-Amzat, admitted the accused to a bail of N10, 000 with two sureties, one of who must be a blood relative of the accused with an evidence of gainful employment.
Sule-Amzat subsequently adjourned the case until November 1, 2016 for trial.
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