A 25-year-old student, who was arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, Ayodeji Ogunrinde, has confessed to breaking into a shop and stealing goods worth N680, 000.
When the accused pleaded guilty, the magistrate, Mrs Y.O. Ekogbulu said the accused be remanded in Kirikiri Prison pending sentence. The accused is a resident of Mushin, Lagos,
The prosecutor, Insp. Clement Okuoimose, said the accused committed the offence on Ajayi Road, Ogba, Lagos. He said the accused conspired with his accomplices and burgled the shop of the complainant, Mrs Ansemen and stole the goods.
“The accused broke into the shop of the complainant and carted away a television set, recharge cards of different service providers, phones, memory cards and speakers, all valued at N680, 000,” he said.
Okuoimose told the court that when the complainant arrived at her shop she met the door flung open and discovered that some of her goods had been stolen.
“The complainant came to her shop that morning to discover that thief or thieves had carted away her goods. She reported the case at the police station and few days later, the police caught the accused breaking into another shop to steal and was duly arrested while others escaped,” he said.
The accused, who confessed to the crime of conspiracy, burglary and stealing, told the court that it was the handiwork of the devil and therefore, pleaded for leniency.
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