Two men, Godwin Amuzie and Godspower Imafidon, who allegedly stole a Honda Accord car valued at N2.5 million on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
Amuzie, 25, an artisan and Imafidon, 25, a security man, who both reside at Satellite Town, Lagos, are facing charges of conspiracy and stealing. They, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.
The prosecutor, ASP Clifford Ogu, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on Sept. 13 at Satellite Town, Lagos. Ogu alleged that the defendants stole the car belonging to the Complainant, Mr Ezema Anselem. He said that the complainant dropped the car for Amuzie to wash and when he returned to pick his car, the defendant had left with it.
“He reported the case to the police and the defendants were arrested with the car,” Ogu said. He said that the offences contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr J. A Adegun, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two sureties in like sum. Adegun adjourned the case until Jan. 8, 2020 for mention.
Meanwhile, The Herald reported a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court on Tuesday sentenced a 25-year-old man, John Moses, to five months imprisonment for stealing a car battery.
The judge, Ibrahim Balarabe, however, gave Moses an option of N23,000 as fine and warned him to desist from committing a crime and be of good behaviour.
Moses of Tipper Garage, Kubwa, Abuja was convicted and sentenced over criminal trespass and theft. The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun told the court that one Vincent Ogbu of Kubwa, Abuja reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on Oct. 11.
He said Moses acted in a dubious manner and criminally opened the bonnet of the complainant’s car and removed the car battery valued at N16,000. Olanipekun said the offence contravened Sections 342 and 287 of the Penal Code.