4 unemployed men docked for allegedly stealing wires worth N27m



Four unemployed men, on Tuesday appeared an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing coil wires worth N27 million from  two warehouses.

The defendants, Chinedu Nwakolobi, 34, Uchenna Ogidi, 28, Ifeanyi Nnaji, 34, and Ekene Eze, 37, all reside at Adedayo Street, Okokomaiko, Lagos.

They are facing a four court-charge bordering on  conspiracy, stealing and receiving stolen goods, to which they all pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the defendants committed the sometime  in April at Alaba Market , Ojo, Lagos.

Akeem alleged that the defendants burguled a and stole some wires belonging to the complainants Mr Sunday Okoli and Mr Ede Callistus.

He said that the defendants also  burguled  Mr Sunday Okonkwo’s and were caught in the act.

“The total worth of the wires they stole was N27 million,” the prosecuctor said.

Akeem said the    contravened Sections 287, 309, 328 and 411 of the Criminal of Lagos State, 2015.

The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287 stipulates three years jail for stealing, while Section 411 provides two years for conspiracy.

The Chief Magistrate , Mrs O. I Adelaja, granted the defendants bails in the sum of N2million each with two sureties in like sum.

Adelaja adjourned the until Oct. 20, for mention .(NAN)