Bus conductor docked over alleged N500 theft, granted N20,000


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A 38-year-old bus conductor, Yomi Oladipupo, was on Monday arraigned in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing N500, but was granted bail in the sum of N20 ,000.

The Magistrate, Mrs F.F. George, granted the defendant bail after he pleaded not guilty to the charge of stealing.
George told the accused, who resides at Lusada Road, Atan, Ogun, to produce two sureties in like sum as part of the bail conditions.

She said that the sureties must be gainfully employed and should show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase, the accused committed the offence on July 15 at Alakuko, Lagos.

Awase said that the accused stole N500 belonging to one Miss Esther Daniel.

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“The accused damaged the complainant’s window net at night, removed bag on her table and stole N500 from it.

“The complainant sighted him and raised an alarm, the accused took to his heels.

“The vigilance group in the area gave him a hot chase and he was apprehended and handed over to the police.

“The stolen N500 was recovered from him,” the prosecutor said.

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

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section carries three years imprisonment for stealing.

The case was adjourned until Aug. 1 for mention. (NAN)

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