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Man in court for stealing underwears, clothes worth N100,000



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29-year-old man, Qudus Akinwale has landed before an Ignosere Magistrates Court for allegedly stealing underwears and clothes worth N100,000

Akinwale, who was arraigned before Magistrate O.O Adeshina, was accused of stealing the items said to be the properties of his friend’s neighbours

According to the police prosecutor, Friday Mameh, Akinwale had on April 22 around 11.50am on Adeniji Adele Road, Lagos Island, entered the premises on the pretext that he wanted to visit a friend who lived downstairs.

He was however said to have gone to the back of the building, took some of the clothes on the line before sneaking into an apartment for more clothes.

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Mameh added that the occupant of the apartment walked in as the defendant was trying out her husband’s shirt and raised the alarm, leading to the accused running upstairs where he apprehended by other occupants of the building.

He said: “The complainant, who was sleeping in her apartment, was awakened by the shouts of her neighbours as they pursued the defendant. She came out and found out that the defendant had taken her clothes from the line.”

The prosecutor added that the offence contravened Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Before adjourning the case to May 15 for trial, the Magistrate admitted Akinwale to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

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