Man, 25, docked over alleged theft of Sports Bicycle

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THE Police in Lagos, on Monday arraigned  a 25-old-man, Henry Umukoro, before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court, Lagos over alleged theft of a Sports Bicycle.

The defendant is standing trial on a one-count charge of stealing.

Umukoro who appeared  before Magistrate, Mr A.A Adesanya, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Insp. Simon Uche told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Dec. 19, 2019 at Ajangbadi in Ojo.

According to prosecution, the defendant removed the sports bicycle from the residence of the complainant, one Stephen Udoka of No. 5, Oyieyemi St., Ajangbadi, while he was away.

He said that the defendant was eventually arrested with the assistance of some residents, who handed him over to the police.

“The sports bicycle is said to be valued at N65,000,” he said.

The offence contravenes the provisions of sections 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The court however granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum and the matter was adjourned till Feb. 18,  for mention. (NAN)

– Jan. 6, 2020 @ 13:45 GMT |

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