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Man, 25, docked for allegedly stealing N800,000 painting materials

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 Man 25 docked for allegedly stealing N800 000 painting materials
Man, 25, docked for allegedly stealing N800,000 painting materials

1 A 25-year-old man, Joseph Obinna, on Friday, appeared before a Magbon-Alade Chief Magistrates’ Court at Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State, for allegedly stealing painting materials worth N800,000.
Obinna, of no fixed address, is facing a count charge of stealing.

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2 The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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3 The prosecutor, Insp Ekundayo Friday, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on July 22 at  2:30 p.

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4 m. at Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemical Company, Ibeju-Lekki.

5 Ekundayo said that the painting materials belonged to the company.

6 He said that the offence contravened Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which provides for three years’ jail term for convicted thieves.

7 The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Olumide Fusika, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

8 Fusika said that one of the sureties must be a blood relation of the defendant, whose address must be verified.

9 The chief magistrate adjourned the case until Aug.18 for mention.

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