26-year-old student, Monday Omale, on Thursday was made to appear at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing 10 rolls of cable worth N140,000.
The police charged Omale with conspiracy and theft, but the 26-year-old pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecutor, ASP Victor Eruada, told the court that the defendant and other persons at large, committed the offence on Aug. 31 at about 2.30 p.m. in Aitel Office, located at Mobolaji Johnson, Alausa, Ikeja.
He stated that the defendant stole 10 rolls of cable worth N140,000 which was property of Aitel Nigeria Limited.
The offence, he said, violated section 411 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that section 278 of the criminal law prescribed three years’ imprisonment for stealing, while section 411 prescribe two years for conspiracy.
Magistrate Folashade Oshikoya admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned by Oshikoya until Sept. 23 for mention.