Four suspected thieves docked

 Four suspected thieves docked

By Ibrahim Adeleke

Four suspected criminals in Badagry Local Government have been docked for alleged theft.

The suspects identified as friends were in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Badagry, on hearing for allegedly stealing six 12kg gas cylinders, three bicycles and two wheelbarrows.

The police charged Abiodun Oyinlola, 28; Adam Aiyekpo, 25; Kelechi Johnson, 29 and Aliyu Maikudi, 25; with theft and breach of peace.

The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Clement Okuoimose, said the defendants committed the offence on May 19 at about 5:00 am, at Plot 13, Oteyi Garden Estate, Abule-Ado area of Lagos State.

Okuoimose alleged that the defendants broke into one Mrs Obiageli Okechukwu’s apartment and stole six 12kg gas cylinders, three bicycles and two wheelbarrows all worth N390,000.

He said that the defendants also conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 287 and 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendants however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

Chief Magistrate Fadahunsi Adefioye admitted the defendants to bail the sum of N100, 000, each with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned till June 22, for further hearing.

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