A 38-year-old man, Emeka Egbuonu, was on Monday docked at an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for alleged theft of N26.4 million. The accused, whose address was not given, is facing a six-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, burglary, malicious damage and breach of peace.
The Prosecutor, Cpl. Innocent Odugbo told the court that the accused committed the alleged offences sometime in September 2010, at No. 13/17, Breadfruit St., Lagos Island, Lagos. He alleged that the accused broke into a warehouse, a property of one Mr Chukwujekwu Akubueze and stole goods worth N26. 4million.
Odugbo said that the accused damaged the gate to the warehouse when he forcefully entered it. He said that the offences contravened Sections 52, 53, 285, 307 (1) (2), 337 (2) (5) and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. The accused pleaded innocent of the offence.
Magistrate Mr O. M. Owunmi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two sureties in like sum. Owunmi said that the sureties must be gainfully employed and must show evidence of tax payments and their addresses verified. He adjourned the case to Jan. 22, 2016 for mention.