A 34-year-old barman, Lukman Korede, was on Thursday docked before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over alleged attempt to steal by altering the direction of a closed-circuit television camera.
Korede, a resident of 10, Agoro Street, Mushin, Lagos State, is facing a charge of attempted theft.
He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The prosecutor, ASP Ben Ekundayo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on February 2 at 5:36pm at the Maison Fahrenheit Hotel on Victoria Island, Lagos State.
Ekundayo said the defendant, a bar man at the hotel located at 80, Adetokunbo Ademola Street,Victoria Island, allegedly attempted to steal by changing the position of the CCTV camera.
He said: “The defendant, who was on duty on the said date, climbed the roof top of the hotel to tamper with the CCTV camera directed at the bar to enable him carry out his unlawful intentions.
“The Chief Security Officer saw Korede change the direction of the camera to face up instead of the bar to prevent it from capturing his activities.”
Ekundayo said the offence contravened Section 21 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The Magistrate, A.M. Olumide-Fusika, granted the defendant N20,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
Olumide-Fusika adjourned the case until February 17 for mention.