Expectant mother arraigned for alleged burglary

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A 25-year-old pregnant woman, Wunmi Malik, has been arraigned before an Ogba Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ikeja, for allegedly breaking into a house.

Malik, who was accused of unlawfully entering the residence of one Mrs. Florence Adeto Olatosi and carting away jewellery worth N30,000, is facing a two-count charge bordering on burglary and stealing.

The prosecutor, Inspector Uche Simon, told the court that the accused, who lives in Ogun State, had no relationship with the complainant and committed the offence on September 14, 2015, at 12:45pm at No. 4, Olagoke Street, Oke-Oba, Agege, Lagos.

He added that the offence was contrary to and punishable under Sections 305(a) and 285 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011.

The accused pleaded not guilty to both charges and trial magistrate, Chief Mrs Y.R. Pinero granted her bail in the sum of N20,000 and one responsible surety in the like sum.

The matter was adjourned to October 12.

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