Lovers in court for alleged burglary, theft

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Two lovers are facing trial for a three count charge of conspiracy, burglary and stealing

Two lovers were on Tuesday charged before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly burgling a house and dispossessing the occupants of valuables worth N420, 000,

The defendants – Happy Odili, 27 and Kingsley Nwachukwu, 27 – are facing trial on a three-count charge of conspiracy, burglary and stealing.

When the charge was read to them, they pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Friday Eze, told the court that the two, who are unemployed and residents of Okokomaiko and Cassidy areas of Ojo, allegedly committed the offence on June 10. The defendants allegedly conspired and burgled the residence of Kennedy Ehinebo at Igbeyinadun, Monkey Village, Iba New Town, Lagos.

He said that the defendants allegedly entered their victim’s premises at about 4.30 a.m., by removing six burglary proof iron rods valued at N85, 000, and louvres valued at N335, 000. Luck ran out on the duo as they were apprehended by a vigilante group in the area, who handed them over to the police.

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The prosecutor said that the complainant, later at the police station, identified the items allegedly stolen as his properties.

The offence, allegedly committed by the accused, contravenes Sections 285, 337 and 409 of the Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State 2011.

The Magistrate overseeing the case – T.O. Shomade – granted each defendant N400, 000 bail, with two sureties in like sum.

He adjourned the case to October 12

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