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4 men arraigned for stealing Lagos chief’s N39.3m property

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The Lagos State Police Command has arraigned four suspects before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ court for breaking into the palace of a chief, Shefiu Olamiji, and stealing property worth over N39.3m on the premises of the building at Okegun village, in the Ibeju Lekki area of the state.

The suspects, Rafiu Taibu, 51, Semiu Ogunkoya, 39, Kazeem Ogunkoya, 46, Akeem Adeboyega, and others at large, were arraigned on four counts bordering on stealing, malicious damage and conducts likely to cause a breach of peace, among others preferred against them by the police.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Igbinedion James, told the court that the defendants committed the offense on July 1, 2020.

The charge read in part, “That you, Rafiu Taibu, Semiu Ogunkoya, Akeem Adeboyega, and others at large, on July 1, 2020, around 2.30 pm at Okegun village, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit stealing, malicious damage and conduct likely to cause the breach of peace and thereby committed an offense punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

The defendant’s lawyer, A. K. Suleiman, applied for bail in liberal terms.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

Magistrate L. A Owolabi granted them bail in the sum of N2m each with one surety in like sum.

The case was adjourned till March 20 for mention.

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