…As Court remands teenager who admits stealing N51,000***
The police on Monday in Ikeja arraigned a 21-year-old unemployed man, Bright Ebhohimen, who allegedly threatened to rob Fidelity Bank.
The defendant, whose address was not given, is facing charges of conspiracy, threat to life and attempt to steal, before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offences on Aug. 20, at a branch of Fidelity Bank in Ilupeju, Lagos.
Akeem alleged that the defendant called the branch’s Manager, Mr Uche Okam, on phone and told him that his gang would come and ‘collect their shares’ from the bank.
The prosecutor told the court that the defendant’s phone number was tracked and he was arrested.
According to the prosecutor, the alleged offences contravene Sections 56, 406 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O. A Layinka, admitted the defendant to N100, 000 bail with one surety in like sum.
Layinka adjourned the case until Dec. 16, for mention.
In another development, an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Monday remanded one Tosin Oluwasegun, 18, in prison pending her sentencing for stealing N51, 000.
The Magistrate, Mrs Ejiro Kubeinje, remanded Oluwasegun in prison after she pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of breaking-in and stealing.
Kubeinje adjourned the case until Dec. 2 for review of the facts and sentencing.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie had told the court that the defendant committed the offences since April 24 at No. 15, Aladelola St., Ikosi, in Ketu area of Lagos.
Ihiehie said that the defendant broke into a house and stole N51,000 belonging to one Mrs mercy Akanfe.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 287 and 307 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Section 307 provides five years jail term for breaking-in while Section 287 stipulates three years for stealing.