23-Year-Old Docked Over Alleged Burglary

A 23-year-old man, Felix Ejeh, was on Friday brought before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing a laptop, valued at N70, 000.

Ejeh accused also of stealing N103, 000, is facing a two-count charge of breaking and entry and stealing, NAN reports.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that Ejeh committed the offences on Aug. 27 by 8:50 p.m. at No. 107, Ogudu Road by Pako Bus Stop in Ogudu, Lagos.

Ihiegie said that Ejeh broke and entered the office of one Owolabi Otenuga with intent to commit felony.

“After entering the office, the defendant stole a HP laptop valued at N70, 000 and cash of N103, 000 all totaling N173, 000,” he said.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Section 280(1) which is punishable under Section 287(1) and Section 310(1) which is punishable under Section 309(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Section 287 stipulates three years jail term for offenders while Section 309 stipulates seven years jail term for offenders.

The defendant, however, pleaded guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mrs Ejiro Kubeinje, adjourned the case until Sept. 18 for facts and sentencing.

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