By Salawudeen Olawale
An unemployed man, Chilobe Ani, 32, was on Tuesday arraigned before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State over alleged theft of recharge cards worth N70,000.
The accused, whose address is unknown, was arraigned on a charge of stealing.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Akpan Ikem, told court that the accused committed the offence on March 4 at Magbon Bus Stop in Badagry.
He disclosed that the recharge cards belonged to one Sunday Ihekworogwo.
“The accused went to the stand where recharge cards are sold and did not see anyone at the spot, so he took the bag containing the recharge cards and ran away.
“He was caught by onlookers who saw what he did.’’
Ikem noted that the offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Defense Counsel, Mr. Michael Adeite, pleaded with court to grant his client bail on liberal terms.
The Magistrate, Mr. Jimoh Adefioye, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned till April 12 for further hearing.