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Man arraigned over alleged US$600 theft

Police on Monday arraigned a 24-year-old house help, Akpan Joseph, before a Badagry Magistrates’ Court in theft for allegedly stealing US$60...


Police on Monday arraigned a 24-year-old house help, Akpan Joseph, before a Badagry Magistrates’ Court in theft for allegedly stealing US$600 (N240,000) from his employer.

Joseph is facing a count charge of theft.

NAN reports that the Police prosecutor, ASP Akpan Nkem, told the court that the defendant allegedly committed the offence sometimes on Nov, 2020, at No 1, Victor Close, Iba area of Lagos.

Nkem said the defendant stole US$600, an equivalent of N240,000 belonging to one Victor Ekeleme, the complainant.

“The accused who was working as house help for the complainant disappeared with the money, but was later found and handed over to the police for prosecution.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Ruling, the chief Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaiya, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Adekomaiya adjourned the case until March 3 for mention.

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