Teenager charged with steal­ing N700,000 tri­cy­cle

Daily Trust - - CRIME -

An un­em­ployed man, Damilola Ifako­rede, who al­legedly stole a tri­cy­cle val­ued at N700,000, was on Tues­day ar­raigned in La­gos.

Ifako­rede, 19, a res­i­dent of No. 7, Ak­in­biyi St., Mushin, La­gos, is be­ing tried for con­spir­acy and steal­ing at an Ikeja Mag­is­trate’s Court.

The Pros­e­cu­tor In­spec­tor Ezekiel Ay­orinde, told the court that the ac­cused com­mit­ted the of­fences on Sept. 10 at Han­son Lane, Mushin.

He said the ac­cused with oth­ers still at large con­spired to steal a tri­cy­cle val­ued at N700, 000 prop­erty of Mr Ade­babo Adeoyo.

“The ac­cused and two

oth­ers at large stole a tri­cy­cle parked in the front of the house of the com­plainant,’’ he said.

Ay­orinde said the ac­cused and oth­ers un­law­fully en­tered the house of the com­plainant at night and took it away.

“They were driv­ing the tri­cy­cle out of the street when one of the res­i­dents sighted them and raised an alarm.

“The ac­cused was ap­pre­hended while oth­ers es­caped and the tri­cy­cle was re­cov­ered.

“The res­i­dents de­scended on the ac­cused but for the timely in­ter­ven­tion of some po­lice­men, the ac­cused would have been lynched,” he said.

The of­fences, Ay­orinde noted, con­tra­vened Sec­tions 285 and 409 of the Crim­i­nal Law of La­gos State, 2011.

The News Agency of Nige­ria (NAN) re­ports that Sec­tion 285 pre­scribes a three-year jail for of­fend­ers, while Sec­tion 409 pro­vides two years.

The ac­cused pleaded in­no­cence of the of­fences and was granted bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum.

The Mag­is­trate, Mrs O. Azeez, ad­journed the case till Nov. 11 for men­tion.

Ta­judeen Olatunji whose car was snat­shed at gun point

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