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Man, 23, docked over alleged phone theft

A 23-year-old man, Chijioke Anene, was arraigned on Tuesday at a Badagry Chief Magistrate Court in Lagos over alleged phone theft and unauthorised withdrawals.

The defendant, whose address is unknown and who is facing a count of stealing, pleaded not guilty to the charge, NAN reports.

The prosecutor, ASP Ikem Uko, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 12 at about 1 am, at Idowu Car Wash, opposite First Bank of Nigeria, along Joseph Dosu Way, Badagry, Lagos.

Uko said the defendant allegedly stole one Android Techno Spark 7 phone valued at N60,000, the property of Oladele Emmanuel, the complainant.

He said: “The defendant sold the phone and converted the proceeds to his own use. He also withdrew cash of N30,000 from the complainant’s Zenith Bank account number without his consent.”

According to him, the offence contravened Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.

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 Aug. 24 for mention.

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