2 Men Get Three Months Jail Term For Stealing


An Ikeja Magistrate Court has sentenced two men to three months imprisonment for stealing and robbing a staff of Access Bank Plc, Vivian Ufori of valuables worth N160,000.

The two defendants, Sule 35 and Idris, 28, who were arraigned before Magistrate Mrs Dan Oniare are facing a two count charge of conspiracy and stealing, proffered against them by the police. They were said to have committed the said crime yesterday April 8, 2013, at about 5:30am at Fadeyi street in Ikeja area of Lagos.

The police prosecutor inspector Edet Okoi, told the court that the alleged offence was committed in the early hours of the morning at Fadayi street in Ikeja area of Lagos at about 5.30am.

He claimed that the defendants stole the following properties; a hang bag, containing one Access bank Identification card ID, Access Bank Automated Teller Machine card ATM, a pair of shoe, a Bible , house and office keys and some cash estimated to be N160,000, properties of one Vivian Ofori.

Okoi said the offence is punishable under section 409,285 (1) of the criminal laws No 11 Vol 44 laws of Lagos state of Nigeria 2011.

The defendants who had earlier pleaded guilty to the two count charge were sentenced to three months imprisonment with hard labour by Magistrate Oni.

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