A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday in Lagos granted bail in the sum of N20,000 to a student, Yusuf Ishola, who allegedly stole a cell phone worth N16,500.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. A.A. Famobiwo, in her ruling, also directed that the accused must produce one surety that was gainfully employed and whose address could be verified.
The magistrate adjourned the case to Sept. 18 for mention.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mr Clement Okuoimose, had told the court that the accused is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
Okuoimose said the accused committed the offences at Oladipo Labinjo Crescent in Surulere, Lagos State, around 2.20 p.m. on Aug.25.
He said that the accused, with others now at large, stole the Infinix camera phone belonging to one Ayodeji Olorogun and disappeared with it.
“Olorogun reported the matter to the accused person’s mother, who helped to search for it.
“We also tracked the accused person’s whereabouts, but by the time we got him, the phone was already broken,” he said.
Okuoimose said that the offences contravened Sections 285(5) and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
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