-Man risks jail term for failure to pay for drinks and pepper soup consumed.
-He however pleaded not guilty to charges leveled against him.
23-year-old Daniel Isong, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly attempting to escape from a hotel without paying for beer and pepper soup he consumed.
Isong , is facing a three-count of obtaining under false pretences, breach of peace and stealing.
The prosecutor, Inspector Victor Eruada, had told the court that the accused and one other person who is still at at large, committed the offences on September 12 at Urban Hotel located on Yaya Street, Ogba, Lagos.
The accused fraudulently obtained bottles of beer and plates of pepper soup worth N21,800 with the promise to pay after consumption but tried escaping without paying for what he consumed, Eruada said.
“He was, however, caught with the help of a waiter who intercepted him, and he was immediately arrested.
The offences contravene Sections 312, 285 and 166 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, according to the prosecutor and is punishable by up to 3 years in jail.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty and was granted bail by the Magistrate, Mrs G. O. Anifowoshe in the sum of N25,000, with two sureties in like sum.
She said that the surety must be gainfully employed and should show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case has now been adjourned till October 16 for mention.