Boy, 17, in court over alleged burglary


A 17-year-old boy, who allegedly burgled a residence and stole rice and jewellery valued at N275,000 on Wednesday appeared at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

The accused (names withheld), who resides at Agege, a suburb of Lagos, is charged with burglary and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Raphael Donny, told the court that the offences were committed on April 10, 2017, at 6, Oloko Lane, Agege, Lagos.

Donny said that the accused burgled the residence of late Alhaja Afusat Amao to steal.

“The accused stole half bag of rice and gold jewellery all valued at N275, 000, property of the late woman, who died few weeks ago.

“The accused was apprehended by the members of the vigilance group in the area and he was brought to the police station,” he said.

He told the court that the offences contravened Sections 278 and 307 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Davies Abegunde, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N100, 000, with two sureties in like sum.

Abegunde adjourned the case until May 31.


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