Unemployed man in court over alleged attempt to steal N240,000 phone

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By Deborah Akpede
An 18 -year-old unemployed man, Idris Ogunsola, was on Wednesday in Lagos brought to an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court charged with attempt to steal a N240,000 phone.

According to the Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase, the accused committed the offence on Aug. 1 at Alakuko, Lagos.
He said that the accused snatched a phone valued at N240, 000 property of  one Mr Idemudie Osazuwa.

“The complainant, a banker, was going to work early in the morning and he used his phone as torch light because it was still dark.
“The accused snatched the Samsung galaxy 58 phone from him and took to his heels.
“The complainant ran after him, caught up with him and held his clothes.
“The accused punches him severally on his eyes in order for him to escape but the complainant forcefully took back his phone and raised alarm.
“The accused took to his heels but was arrested by passers-by and taken to the Police station,” the prosecutor said.
The offence contravened Section 308 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which prescribes five years jail term for offenders.
Ogunsola, who resides at Alagbado, Lagos, entered a `not-guilty’ plea to the attempted stealing charge levelled against him.
Magistrate Mrs F.F George granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety as part of the bail condition.
George said that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government (LASG)
The case was adjourned until Aug. 29, for mention. (NAN)

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