An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the remand of Timothy Azegbe, at the Ikoyi Prisons, for allegedly damaging and stealing cables attached to a train.
The accused, 26, had appeared before Chief Magistrate, M.O. Adejuwon, on a charge of unlawful damage.
His plea was, however, not taken and the request of the prosecution was upheld that the case be transferred to a higher court.
Magistrate Adejuwon ordered that the accused be remanded and the case file should be duplicated and forwarded to the Office of the Federal Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), on the Marina.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Moses Uademevbo, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 23 at about 3.00 a.m., at the Iddo Railway Terminus, Iddo.
He alleged that the accused was caught disconnecting and stealing cables that supplied electricity from the train’s main engine to the various coaches.
The offence, he said, contravened Section 1 (9) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, Cap. M17, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The case has been adjourned until July 11, pending legal advice from the Office of the Federal DPP.