Police arraign three for stealing $5,000 from Egyptian
The police on Thursday arraigned three men in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing $5000 from an Egyptian. The police charged Musa Adamu , 39; Nasiru Usman, 24; with conspiracy and theft. The prosecution councel, ASP Clifford Ogu, told the court that defendants committed the offence on July 27 on Onafuwa Street, Agege, Lagos. Ogu explained that the defendants broke into the residence of Mr Amro Mohammed, an Egyptian, at 2am and stole $5,000 (N1.8m) and an ATM card. He alleged that the defendants also stole Mohammed’s Infinix Hot 4 phone, valued at N47,000 and also “criminally transferred N102,000 from the complainant’s account to one of their accounts.” The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 287 and 411 of the criminal law of Lagos state, 2015. They pleaded not guilty to the charges. Chief Magistrate J.A. Adegun admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N500,000 each with two sureties in like sum. Adegun adjourned the case till December 4 for mention.