Man Steals Girlfriend’s Wrappers, But He Didn’t Get Away With It

Man Steals Girlfriend’s Wrappers, But He Didn’t Get Away With It

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A 25-year-old man has been arrested for stealing his girlfriend’s wrappers on Market Street, Ebute-Meta area of Lagos State.

Ayuba Adamu, from Niger Republic also stole N10, 000 from his victim, Alhaja Hajarat Jamiliu who he had been dating for some time.

It was gathered that the duo had an unsettled scuffle before the incident took place on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

A police source whose identity was undisclosed disclosed how the suspect sneaked into Jamiliu’s apartment around 1am on the fateful day and made away with the items.

The police source said Adamu tried to escape after he was arrested but was unlucky as he was apprehended later by some officials who spotted him while they were controlling traffic, according to Punch.

He said, “He sneaked into the woman’s house and took the items. The complainant reported at the Denton Police Division and said she suspected him.

“When he was arrested, he led the police to where he kept some of the items and only a bed sheet was recovered. We could not find the wrappers. The woman was willing to let him go and take back her belongings, but he decided to escape with the handcuffs on his wrists. He ran as far as Iddo junction and mixed himself with the crowd.”

The suspect was arraigned with his 25-year-old friend, Mohammed Jaminu, on three counts of stealing.

The offence was against the dictates of sections 409, 285 and 106 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2011, according to police prosecutor, Inspector Victor Iweada, who was represented by Corporal Augustine Chuwkwuocha.

Adamu admitted to stealing the wrappers but denied stealing N10, 000 and escaping from police custody.

He said, “I stole the wrappers and bed sheet when I was going to my village. I kept two wrappers somewhere, while I gave the rest to somebody to sell for me. When I returned from my village, I discovered they had stolen the ones I kept, while I couldn’t get any money from the ones I gave someone to sell for me. I did not take any money.”

On his part, Jaminu, who is a motorcyclist, pleaded not guilty to the charges and was absolved of the charges after investigations proved his innocence.

Adamu’s case was adjourned by the Magistrate, Mrs. Bola Folarin-Williams, until Friday, July 24, 2015 for trial and sentencing.

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