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God Punish Poverty Man in the dock for stealing 'Kpomo'

A 26-year-old man could spend the next three years in jail if he is convicted for stealing 'Kpomo' worth N80,000.

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A 26-year-old man, Adesanya Tobi, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos State for allegedly breaking into a shop and stealing 44 pieces of 'Kpomo'  (cow skin), valued at N80,000.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Tobi broke into a shop owned by one Iyabo Yusuf located at Ijaye bus stop, Ojokoro area of the state on March 25, 2017, and stole the items she kept there.

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The police prosecutor, Eruada Victor told the court that the accused was arraigned on a two-count charge, adding that the offenses contravened sections 285 and 308 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, with Section 285 stipulating a three-year jail term upon conviction.

Victor added that Tobi was caught by a vigilance group in the area, and tendered the iron rods and cutlass he allegedly used to damage the door of the shop, as exhibits.

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When the charges were read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty and the Magistrate, Mrs. G.O. Anifowoshe, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties each in like sum, while the case was adjourned until April 17 for mention.

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