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In Lagos Commercial tricyclist charged with stealing neighbour’s N140K

Umoke, who resides at Sura market area of Lagos Island, is standing trial on two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

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An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Friday granted a N200, 000 bail to a commercial tricyclist, Godwin Umoke, who allegedly stole his neighbour’s N140, 000.

The Magistrate, Mr W. B. Balogun, who granted the bail,  said the accused should provide one surety in like amount.

He said the surety must show evidence of tax payment to Lagos State Government.

Umoke, who resides at Sura market area of Lagos Island, is standing trial on two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The accused however, denied the charge.

Earlier, Police Prosecutor Igonbo Emby told the court that the accused committed the offences on April 9 at about 11.50 p.m. at Sura Market on Lagos Island.

According to him, the accused conspired with another man still at large and stole N140, 000 belonging to the complainant, Mr Pius Nwigbo, also at the market.

The offence contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The magistrate adjourned the case until July 12 for mention. 

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