For allegedly stealing a Mercedes Benz GL 450 model, a 31-year-old man, Patrick Oguaba, on Monday appeared before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The defendant being prosecuted by the police is facing a count charge of stealing.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Simon Uche, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in October at the Agric area of Ojo in Lagos State.
The defendant was arrested after a tipoff revealed that he stole the car at Agric and moved it to an unknown location.
The car is valued at N9 million,” Uche said.
According to the prosecutor, the car belongs to one Mr Sunday Olubiyo, a resident of Ojo.
The Nigeria News Agency reports that stealing contravenes Sections 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Magistrate, Mr A.A. Adesanya, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Adesanya adjourned the case until Jan. 29 for mention.
Edited by: Debo Oshundun/Ijeoma Popoola
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