Agent in court over alleged laptop theft



A 42-year-old estate agent, Fatai Kadiri, on Friday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a laptop valued at N190,000.

Kadiri, who resides at Sango in Ogun, is facing a two-count charge of  breaking-in and stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Insp. Emmanuel Ajayi, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Nov. 10 at 03:00a.m. at Agege,  Lagos.

Ajayi said that the defendant broke into an apartment of the complainant, Mr Ogunmola Olaoluwa, and stole the laptop.

“The defendant entered the complainant’s apartment, woke him up from sleep and demanded for his laptop.

“He threatened to harm him if he would refuse to comply and then forcefully collected the laptop and stormed out of the apartment.

“The complainant raised alarm and some of his  neighbours pursued the defendant  and apprehended him.

“The laptop was recovered and he was handed over to the police, “the prosecutor said.

Ajayi noted that the alleged offences contravened Sections 287 and 308 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 287 stipulates three years imprisonment for stealing, while Section 308 provides for seven years jail term for breaking-in.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. Ogunsanya, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Ogunsanya said that the sureties should be gainfully employed and have evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

She adjourned the case until Dec. 1 for mention.

Edited By: Edith Bolokor/Ijeoma Popoola

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