Jumia employee arraigned for allegedly stealing phones

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22-year-old Jumia staff, identified as ‘Emmanuel Prosperity’ has been reprimanded for allegedly stealing two cell phones valued at N67,610. He was addressed at Ikeja Chief Magisterates’ court. The prosecuting counsel stated that Emmanuel allegedly stole two Gionee cell phones valued at N67,000 and faces a two-charge count of conspiracy and stealing for commiting the offense with some other persons on Nov 9 at about 10:30 pm around Acme Road, Ogba, Lagos.


ASP, Clifford Ogu, alleged that Emmanuel stole the cell phone from a store and was caught via a CCTV camera. NAN reports that section 287 specifies a seven-year jail term for stealing while Section 411 provides two years for conspiracy. However, the accused has pleaded not guity to the charges. Mr. J. A. Adegun, Chief Magistrate, has admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100,000. The case has been adjourned until Dec 11 for trial.



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