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2 men in court for stealing valuables worth N2.67 million



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Two men, Opeyemi Fakayode, 28 and Jamiyu Lateef, 23 on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrate Court for allegedly breaking into a house and stealing valuables worth N2.654 million at Awoyaya, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos.

The Prosecutor, inspector Chekwube Okeh told the court that the defendants, with some persons who are currently on the run committed the offences on December 13, 2018, at No. 62, Adebambo, Ilori Oreyo, Igbogbo, Ikorodu, Lagos.

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She said the defendants illegally and unlawfully gained access through the roof of one Mr Victor Ogunsola and stole his property.

The defendants stole a phone worth N54,000; Gold Jewelry valued at N2 million, and cash of N600,000, totalling N2.654 million before they were caught by neighbours while trying to escape.

After pleading not guilty to the charge, the Magistrate, Mrs O. A. Akinde, granted the defendants a bail of N1 million.

However, reports revealed that the stealing is punishable with three years jail term, while conspiracy and housebreaking attract two years imprisonment each.

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