Petty Thief 29-yr-old man arraigned for stealing biscuits

An unemployed man who stole two cartons of biscuits in Lagos has been bragged to a court to answer for his crimes.

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For stealing two cartons of biscuits worth N10,000, a 29-year-old unemployed man, Bisoye Akinteju, has been arraigned before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos State on a two-count charge.

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According to the police prosecutor, Inspector Innocent Uko, Akinteju committed the offence on April 26, at Mowo bus stop in Badagry area of the state, when he stole the items from the shop of one Blessing Ukwo.

“The complainant is a petty trader at the bus stop, so the accused just came out of nowhere, snatched two cartons of biscuits and started running away.

Onlookers who saw what happened ran after him and helped to apprehend him," Uko told the court, adding that the offence contravened Section 245 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria.

When the charges were read to him, Akinteju pleaded not guilty and his defence counsel, Frank Nwadiuke, pleaded with the court to grant him bail on liberal terms.

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The Magistrate, Abiodun Etti, therefore granted him bail in the sum of N50, 000 and a surety in the like sum, while adjourning the case to June 24 for further hearing.

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