2 docked for allegedly stealing electrical cables worth N700,000

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Two men, Ayomide Aliu and Isaac Eze,  on Friday appeared before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing electrical wires valued N700,00.

The defendants are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Dr Simon Uche, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on April 1, at Jakande area of Ojo.

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Uche alleged that the defendants stole the wires belonging to the complainant,  Mr Akerole Isiaka.

He said that the defendants were caught by some neighbours, who took them to the police station.

Uche said that the offences contravened Section  287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287 stipulates three-year jail term for stealing, while Section 411 provides two years for conspiracy.

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The Magistrate, Mr L.K J Layeni, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N300,000 each with two sureties in like sum .

Layeni adjourned the case until May 5, for trial. 

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