The police have accused a 22-year-old man, Umoru Haruna, of stealing 13 cribs worth N200, 000 from a warehouse in Lagos Island.
Haruna was arraigned Monday before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on a two-count charge of breaking and entry, and theft.
Prosecuting Inspector Philip Osijale told the court that the defendant committed the offences at about 2:00 pm on January 4, at No. 39 Oronyimi Street, Lagos Island.
He alleged that the defendant, of no fixed address and occupation, unlawfully broke into a warehouse belonging to one Obi Obed, and stole the cribs.
“The defendant was caught in possession of two of the beds by a sales boy working for the complainants. The boy raised the alarm and the defendant was apprehended,” the prosecutor added.
He said that the offences contravene Sections 285, 305 (b) and 306 (1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
The defendant denied both charges and Presiding Magistrate, Mr. L.A. Owolabi, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in the like sum.
The case was adjourned till February 22.