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Engineer arraigned for allegedly stealing laptop

Engineer arraigned for allegedly stealing laptop

By Matthew Eloyi

A 32-year-old computer engineer, Chinedu Emmanuel, who allegedly stole a laptop valued at N250,000, was on Tuesday arraigned in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

Emmanuel, a resident of Akowonjo, Lagos, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge of stealing.

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The prosecutor, Mojirade Edeme, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on 3 March at Ikeja, Lagos State.

Edeme said that the defendant stole the laptop belonging to the complainant, Mr Kingsley Okoh, who gave him the laptop to repair. She said when the complainant wanted to collect his laptop, the defendant could not produce it.

The prosecutor said the case was reported to the police leading to the arrest of the defendant. She noted that the offence violated Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which stipulates three years imprisonment.

The Magistrate, Mrs O.A Dirisu, granted the defendant N200,000 bail with one surety in like sum. Dirisu said that the surety should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years of tax payment to the Lagos State Government. The case was adjourned until 19 October for further hearing.

Engineer arraigned for allegedly stealing laptop

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