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UNBELIEVABLE: Man, 39, docked for allegedly stealing from blind woman

UNBELIEVABLE: Man, 39, docked for allegedly stealing from blind woman
Written by Maritime First

… As another docked for allegedly stealing from girlfriend’s piggy bank***

A 39-year-old able bodied man, Adewale Oladeji, has been arraigned before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly breaking into the house of a blind woman to steal.

The defendant is standing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, burglary and stealing.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Asp. Simeon Uche told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Nov. 11.

He said the defendant was arrested at No. 5, Ebunoluwa St., at Afromedia, in the Okokomaiko area of Ojo Lagos.

Uche said the defendant and his accomplice, who is currently on the run, had broken into the home of Mrs Roseline Aiguh, a blind woman.

He alleged that the defendant and his accomplice conspired to steal the belongings of the complainant, who they had thought was away from home at the time.

He said the defendant kept watch outside, while his accomplice broke into the house and stole an Android cell phone valued at N50, 000 as well as cash of N5,000.

The prosecutor said when the complainant, who was inside her bedroom, noticed unusual movements in her house, she shouted and alerted neighbours who chased and caught the defendant.

He said his accomplice, who was inside the house, hurriedly escaped through the ceiling, while the defendant who kept watch outside, was apprehended by the neighbours.

The offences contravened the provisions of sections 287, 307 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
Magistrate Ademola Adesanya granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

He adjourned the case until Jan. 21, 2022, for mention.

In another development, a 33-year-old man, Azubuike Omenehu, who allegedly stole N120, 000 from his girlfriend’s piggy bank, on Wednesday appeared before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Omenehu, of No 45, Makanjuola St., Orile Iganmu, Lagos, is being tried for stealing and escaping from lawful custody.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Courage Ekhueorohan, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Nov. 3, at the same address.

He said that the girlfriend and complainant, Mercy Nwaoga, insisted that the defendant was the only person who knew where her wooden safe was.

Ekhueorohan submitted that Omenehu was detained at the police station where he escaped, but was later re-arrested.

He said that the alleged offences contravened Sections 106 (b) and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the offences.

The Magistrate, Mrs Sadiq Bello, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with one responsible surety in like sum.

The court fixed further hearing in the case for Dec. 2.

 

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