Man Beaten To Pulp, Sentenced To 100 Hours Of Community Service For Stealing Phone

Chogozie Ozokwere, 28, had appeared on a count charge of stealing before Idowu of the Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The prosecutor, Insp. Chinalu Uwadione, said that Ozokwere picked four handsets from pockets of pedestrians at Oyingbo Bus Stop in Ebute Meta, on Oct. 13 at about 9:30a.m.
He submitted that the handsets were worth N20,000.
“The accused had been lynched and beaten to a pulp when he was caught before being handed over to the police and brought before the court,” Uwadione said.
He noted that pickpocketing contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The section states that any person who steals any property is guilty of a felony, and liable, if no other punishment is provided, to imprisonment for three years.
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Court Sentences Teenager To 10 Days Community Service For Stealing

A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced a 19-year-old man, Biodun Lukeman, to 10 days community service for stealing N61,000.


The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Ipaye Nwachukwu, in her judgment, ordered that the convict must put two hours daily for 10 days in serving the sentence.


The convict, whose address is unknown, pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of stealing.

Prosecutor Anthonia Osanyade told the court that the convict committed the offence at Orile Iganmu in Lagos, sometime in July.


Osanyade said that the convict went to the shop of the complainant, Emeka Chukwuka, and stole N61,000 cash while he was busy attending to other customers.?


She said the offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.

Two Market Women Bag 72-hour Community Service For Fighting In Public

An Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday sentenced two women to 72 hours community service for fighting in public.

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The Magistrate, Mrs Olagbegi Adelabu, sentenced Rashidat Amao,48, and Elizabeth Ajagbe,48, after they pleaded guilty.


“Having taken that you are guilty of the offence, this court hereby sentenced you to 72-hours community service and you are hereby warned from future like offences,’’ Olagbegi held.


The police had arraigned the accused traders in Rofo community in Odunguyan on a one-count charge of public fighting.


The Prosecutor, Cpl. Mary Ajiteru, told the court that the accused committed affray and conducted themselves in a disorderly manner on Oct.28 at 10 a.m. at Rofo Market Area in Ikorodu.

Ajiteru said that the accused fought because they had being having series of misunderstanding before that day.


He said that the offence contravened Sections 54 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The offenders were later taken to a nearby bush by the community service officers and handed a cutlass to clear the bushes.