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In Lagos Man docked over alleged theft of cable worth N6.8m

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened Sections 348, 404, and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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A 28-year-old man, Stephen Luka, was on Tuesday docked before an Igbosere Magistrates' Court Lagos over alleged theft of N6.8 million worth of cable.

The accused, who is of no fixed address, is standing trial on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, wilful damage and stealing.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Cyriacus Osuji, informed the court that the accused and others at large committed the alleged ‎offences on June 22.

According to him, the offences were committed at 2:30 pm, on Lekki-Epe expressway, Marwa, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

He said that the accused stole a cable valued at N6.8 million.

Osuji, also told the court that the accused unlawfully and wilfully damaged the cable, property of one Lekki Concession Company.

The prosecutor also said that the accused was found loitering around when the cable was stolen.

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened Sections 348, 404, and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.

Consequently, Magistrate Mrs A. T. Omoyele, granted him bail in the sum of N250,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Omoyele said that the sureties must be gainfully employed, show evidence of three years tax payment and their addresses verified.

She, however, adjourned the case till July 13 for mention.

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