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In Lagos Security man in court over alleged theft of school chairs

The accused was alleged to have stolen chairs and desks valued at N432, 000.

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The suspect was reported to have carried out the theft along with some acomplices.


A 24-year-old security man, Chigozie Okorocha, charged with stealing was on Wednesday arraigned at an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The accused, who resides at 102, Iju Water Works, Iju, a suburb of Lagos, was alleged to have stolen chairs and desks valued at N432, 000.

He is being tried for conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp. Clifford Ogu, told the court that the offences were committed between Oct. 1 and Oct. 25 at Eldrida Crest College, Iju.

Ogu said that the accused was a security man to the schools and that it was easy for him to access every part of the compound.

“The accused and others now at large carried 74 pieces of student desks and 62 pieces of chairs valued at N432, 000 from the school store.

“It was the school principal that got to know and while he was complaining about the missing desks and chairs, a student who heard him said he saw the accused with it.

“At the police station, the accused said he had sold the chairs to a malam,” he said.

He told the court that the offences contravened Sections 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Taiwo Akanni, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N100, 000, with one surety in like sum.

Akanni adjourned the case to Nov. 28.

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