NAN – A 22-year-old unemployed, Emeka Ifyjerike, was on Tuesday charged before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly stealing a carton of turkey and some sausage valued at N9,500.
The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge of stealing.
The prosecutor, Insp. Innocent Uko told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 7 at about 4.00 p.m. at Olowololowo Market at Morogbo area of Badagry.
Uko said the accused stole the carton of turkey and sausage from the complainant, Mrs Bola Osan at her shop.
“The accused went to the shop and when he noticed that no one was there, he took a carton of turkey and some sausage from the shop.
“Before he could run away with it, the complainant saw him and he was caught with the help of some people,” he said.
Uko noted that the offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Counsel to the accused, Mr Ayo Makun, pleaded with the court to grant him bail on liberal terms.
In his ruling, the Magistrate, Mr Abiodun Etti, granted the accused bail in the sum of N20, 000 with a surety, who must provide evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
Further hearing in the case has been fixed for Aug. 12.