19-year-old in court for allegedly stealing N158,000, sim card


A 19-year-old man, Adeku Akintayo, on Monday appeared before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly stealing N158,000 and a Glo sim card.
Akintayo, whose address was not provided, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, felony and stealing, to which he pleaded not guilty.
The Prosecutor, Sergeant Mary Ajiteru, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on December 31 at about 8pm at 12, Selewa Street, Agbade Transformer, Ikorodu, Lagos State.
Ajiteru alleged that the defendant conspired with others at large to unlawfully withdraw the sum of N158,000 from the GTB account of the complainant, Yekini Shukura.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravenes Sections 287, 411 and 411 of Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the law stipulates three-year jail term for stealing, while section 411 proscribes two years imprisonment for conspiracy.
The Magistrate, C.K. Tunji-Careena, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till January 30.