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Good For You 2 men charged with theft of N570, 000 building materials

The accused stole 15 iron doors, a welding machine and a grinding machine, property of the complainant, Mr Ademola David, valued at N570,000.

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Two unemployed men, who allegedly stole building materials valued at N570,000, were on Thursday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The accused — Saheed Muyideen, 38, Afeez Kareem, 28, — reside at Ojota area of Lagos and are being tried for conspiracy and stealing.

According to the prosecutor, Insp. Simeon Inuoha, the accused committed the offences on March 16 at Iyana-Ipaja, a Lagos suburb.

Inuoha said the accused stole 15 iron doors, a welding machine and a grinding machine, property of the complainant, Mr Ademola David, valued at N570,000.

The accused were, however, caught at the point of selling the stolen items, he told the court.

The offences contravened Sections 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 285 provides three years imprisonment  for stealing, while Section 409 stipulates two years for conspiracy.

The accused, however, entered a 'not guilty’ plea.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B. O. Osunsanmi, in her ruling, granted the accused a bail of N200,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

She adjourned the case until April 4 for mention.

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