A 22-year-old bus conductor, Adefabi Agbolahan on Thursday appeared before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing two phones worth N36,000.
Agbolahan is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, burglary and stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the defendant committed the offences with some other persons still at large on Feb. 17, at 2 a.m. at No. 16, Lateef Fagbemi St., Bariga, Lagos.
Olaluwoye alleged that the defendant used a razor blade to cut the net of the apartment and broke into the house of the Complainant, Mr Adepoju Gafari and stole his phones.
She said that the Android phone was valued N30,000 and the second one a Tecno phone was valued N6,000.
Olaluwoye said that a neighbour saw them and raised the alarm, saying that the defendant was apprehended with one of the phones, while the others escaped.
The offences contravene Section 411, 287 and 306 (1) and (2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 (Revised).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287 stipulates a three-year jail term for stealing, while Section 307 prescribes life imprisonment for burglary at night and Section 411 provides two years for conspiracy.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluwatoyin Oghere, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Oghere said that the sureties must be gainfully employed with evidence of three years tax payments to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case until June 2 for mention.