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Trader in court over alleged theft of plumbing materials worth N1.3m



A 29-year-old trader, Ayomide Abraham, was on Friday arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing plumbing materials worth N1.3 million.
Abraham, who resides at Aboru area of Ipaja, Lagos, is facing a charge of stealing, to which he, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecutor, DSP Clara Olagbayi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 9 at Baba Ijesha area of Aboru-Ipaja, Lagos.
Olagbayi said that the defendant collected the plumbing materials from the complainant, Mr Adedele Adeoye, to sell, but failed to remit the money.
She said that the defendant converted the money to his personal use.
“All efforts made by the complainant to retrieve his money proved abortive,” the prosecutor said.
According to her, the offence contravenes Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section provides three years jail term for stealing.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Odubayo, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000, with two sureties in like sum.
Odubayo adjourned the case till June 28 for mention. (NAN)

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