Man docked for stealing bags of rice, cash

Four docked for stealing items worth N.7m at Apapa port
Illustrative picture. PHOTO: Comansu


An 18-year-old man, Uchenna David Mgbere, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing three bags of rice and cash sum of N830,000 at Festac Town, Lagos.

Mgbere is facing a one-count charge of stealing. He pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Inspector Julius Babatope, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on October, November and December 2019 at Festac Town, Lagos.

“The defendant stole three bags of rice valued at N75,000 and cash sum of N830,000 properties of one Daniel Egba,” Babatope said.

According to him, the offence is punishable under section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.

Magistrate Ayisha Grillo granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum. The sureties are required to furnish the court with proof of tax payment to Lagos State Government.

She adjourned the matter till January 20, 2020 for mention.