How we tried to bur­gle a bou­tique in La­gos – Con­vict

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eu­gene Agha, La­gos

A 23-year-old man, Nu­rudeen Atanda, has nar­rated how he and three oth­ers re­moved the roof of a bou­tique with the in­ten­tion of steal­ing the cloths in it.

The sus­pect and three oth­ers cur­rently at large com­mit­ted the of­fence at 4.30 am at Ekoro Road, Abule-Egba, a La­gos sub­urb.

The sus­pect who ap­peared yes­ter­day at an Ikeja Mag­is­trate Court on a twocount charge of con­spir­acy and in­tent to com­mit felony, was sen­tenced to a month in jail af­ter he pleaded guilty.

The Mag­is­trate, Mrs I.O. Raji, who said she found the ac­cused guilty, said,

“You are hereby sen­tenced to one month im­pris­on­ment with hard labour and with­out an op­tion of fine.”

Ear­lier, the pros­e­cu­tor, Sergeant Yomi Egun­jobi, told the court that the ac­cused with oth­ers still at large were heard at the scene of the crime by se­cu­rity guards who raised an alarm that at­tracted the oc­cu­pants and prompted the ac­cused to rush down from the roof and to take to their heels.

“They were given a hot chase but only the ac­cused was ar­rested while his ac­com­plices es­caped,” the pros­e­cu­tor dis­closed.

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