Security guard arraigned for stealing batteries from Etisalat mast

by Azubuike Azikiwe

A 40-year-old security guard, Toyeeb Agbaje, has been arraigned before a Magistrate court, sitting in Tinubu, Lagos, for allegedly stealing 18 inverter batteries worth N1.4 million.

On Monday, 30 September, the accused, a resident of Oguntayo Estate, Eputu, Lagos, was charged with conspiracy and stealing.

The police prosecutor, ASP Chidi Okoye, told the court that Agbaje carried out the theft on 27 September at Eputu in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, at a place where an Etisalat mast was erected.

Okoye said the offences contravened Sections 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011, with Sections 285 stipulating a three-year jail term for stealing, while Section 409 provides two years imprisonment for conspiracy.

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

The Magistrate, Mr L.A. Owolabi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to 27 October for mention.

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