Motorboy in court for stealing phones, money

Apapa Magistrates’ Court. PHOTO CREDIT: SHIPS & PORTS archive.

An 18-year-old motorboy, Badmos Malik, was on Thursday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing two phones and the sum of N11,000 in Apapa.

Malik is facing a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecutor, Inspector Feddy Asu, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on January 12, 2019 at about 4am at Church Street, Ijora-Badia, Apapa.

“The defendant conspired together with others at large to steal two Tecno phones valued at N60,000 with the sum of N11,000 property of one Emmanuel Chika,” Asu said.

According to him, the offences are punishable under sections 412 and 278 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him.

Magistrate M.O Olubi granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with two responsible sureties in like sum.

The sureties, according to the Magistrate, must furnish the court with proof of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

He adjourned the case till February 4, 2019 for mention.