An Igbosere Magistrate Court in Lagos has heard the case of a 50-year-old cook, Jeremiah Gou, who was alleged to have stolen cartons of milk and jewellery valued at N50.71 million, belonging to one Mrs Taibat Olarenwaju.
The accused, who resides at 5A-26 Jeremiah Ugwu St,. Road 47, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, was arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft by Lagos police.
According to the prosecutor, Sgt. Emby Ingobu, the accused committed the offences on September 25 at the above mentioned residence, saying “the accused stole gold Jewellery alongside 350 cartons of Jago peak milk all valued at N50.71 million, property of one Mrs Taibat Olarenwaju.”
Ingobu told the court that the accused was arrested when he was suspected to have stolen the cartons of milk and jewellery, adding that the offence contravened Sections 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.
He was granted bail in the sum of N300, 000 for each charge by Magistrate I.O. Omotosho, with two sureties each in like sum.
She adjourned the case to November 6 for trial.