Two men, Joseph Brownfort, 39, and Emmanuel Onuma, 24, who allegedly broke into an office and stole a camera and a hard drive worth N1.15 million, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The defendants, whose addresses were not provided, were arraigned on a three-count charge of burglary, conspiracy and stealing.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Chekwube Okeh, told the court that the defendants, on March 22, broke into an office of Bod Properties Limited at Alausa, Ikeja.
Okeh said that the defendants gained access through the aluminum door and stole a camera valued at N1million and a hard drive valued at N15, 000, which were locked in the office.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Sections 287, 411 and 307 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
NAN reports that Section 307 stipulates seven years jail term for the offence of burglary while conspiracy attracts two years imprisonment.
Magistrate O. A. Akinde admitted the defendants to bail of N200, 000, with two sureties in like sum.
Akinde said that the surety must be gainfully employed and show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was adjourned until June 26 for mention.