An unemployed man who allegedly sneaked into a shopping plaza and stole three cartons of spaghetti, was on Thursday charged before a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos State, on Thursday, charged a 29-year-old unemployed man identified as Monday Suileman, who allegedly sneaked into a shopping plaza and stole three cartons of spaghetti, for stealing.
Speaking in court, the prosecutor, Innocent Uko disclosed that the accused committed the offence at Ajun Plaza in Gbaji area of Badagry, but did not state when the offence was committed, adding that the accused stole the items from the shop of the complainant, Miss Gbemi Adoveh.
“The accused went into the shop in the plaza and as soon as he noticed that there was no one there, he took three cartons of spaghetti but he was immediately apprehended by the shop owner.”
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011, and the accused, according to the section, may be sentenced to three years in jail upon conviction.
Counsel to the accused, Remi Ajose, urged the court to grant him bail, saying he will not jump bail, as the accused denied the charge.
In his ruling, Magistrate Abiodun Etti granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with a surety in like sum.
Further hearing has been adjourned to October 7.