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Teenager in court for alleged N2,000 phone robbery



Teenager in court for alleged N2,000 phone robbery

A teenager, Emmanuel Abayomi, appeared before a district court in Ikeja on Friday for allegedly stealing a cell phone worth 2,000 naira from a man.

Abayomi, 19, whose address was not disclosed, appeared before magistrate AJ Odueke on three counts of conspiracy, breach of public order and theft.

However, he pleaded not guilty and was released on bail in the amount of 10,000 naira with two bonds of a similar amount.

Mr Odueke ordered sureties to be gainfully employed and have proof of payment of two years of tax to the Lagos State government.

According to the prosecutor, Inspector Rukayat Ogundeji, the teenager and others at large committed the offenses on September 3 at 4.30 a.m. in Wey St., Mushin, Lagos.

Ogundeji alleged that the defendant attacked and stole a Mr. Rabiu Abubakar’s telephone and 1,000 N.

“The accused accosted and beat the complainant and dispossessed him of things,” said the prosecutor.

He noted that the alleged offenses violated Articles 411, 168 (2) and 287 of the Lagos State Criminal Law, 2015.

The court adjourned the case until Nov. 9, for mention.


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