One Chidiebere Emenike in Lagos State has been arraigned over the alleged theft of a school sound gadget.
According to reports, Emenike stole five amplifiers from Bangrayon School located at No. 72, Moor Street, Ebute Meta West, Lagos.
The defendant was arraigned on two counts of stealing and conspiracy but pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Reacting to Emenike’s act, prosecutor, Inspector Kehinde Olatunde, told the court at the court hearing that the defendant had committed the offences on September 11, 2021, at Bangrayon School, No. 72, Moor Street, Ebute Meta West, Lagos.
“The defendant had stolen five amplifiers valued at N5m belonging to a school.
“The alleged offences contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015,” Olatunde said.
In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, A.O. Oshoniyi, then granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The magistrate adjourned the case till October 12, 2021, for mention.
In another news, a Lagos State trader, Abiodun Adewale, has accused a man he thought was a soldier, of stealing his bags of rice worth one hundred and seventeen thousand, five hundred naira.
The suspect who is now at large is said to have disguised as a soldier serving at the Army Command Barracks area in Ipaja, Lagos State, and ordered for a supply of bags of rice from Adewale, Naija News understands.
The unsuspecting trader told newsmen that he was convinced when the suspect contacted him on the phone asking for a supply of 12 bags of rice for some soldiers in the barracks.
After reaching an agreement on the price for the goods, the suspect reportedly directed Adewale to take the bags to a location in the barracks.
The trader narrates further that he connected a delivery man with the suspect, who directed him to deliver the goods at the same location.
He said, “When the delivery man got there, he said he saw the man, who showed him some of the soldiers in need of the goods.
“He told him to offload the goods at the command quarter guard in the barracks. When my delivery man conveyed five of the 12 bags the man ordered to the gate, he was about to offload when the soldier rushed to tell him that his commander was around; he redirected the delivery man to offload the goods at his wife’s shop opposite the barracks.
“Unknown to us, he actually begged the woman to allow the goods to be offloaded at her shop and the woman agreed because she also thought he was a soldier. But out of curiosity, the woman used her phone to take his picture in case any problem arose.
“So, when my delivery man left to get the remaining goods, the man went to the woman’s shop and carted away the goods. He has been on the run since then. His telephone number has also been switched off since the incident happened on September 7, 2021. I reported the case at the Meiran Police Station.”