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Labourer arraigned for stealing N120,000 cables on construction site

A labourer, Promise Iwoh, who allegedly stole his employer’s cables valued at N120,000, on Wednesday appeared in a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

The 33-year-old, a resident of No. 1 Iya-Agan Street,  Apapa Road,  Ebute Meta, Lagos, is facing a charge of theft. Iwoh, however, denied the charge.

The Police Prosecutor Ben Ekundayo said the accused committed the offence on Feb. 15 at 7:00 p.m. at No. 5, Plot L1, 401 Close, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos.

He alleged that the accused stole four rolls of cables valued at N120,000 from the construction site of his employer’s company.

“Iwoh has been on the run since he stole the cables but his ATM card was found at the scene where the cables were stolen.

“The accused was sighted by a security guard as he fled,” Ekundayo told the court.

The offence contravened Section 287 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which carries seven years jail term for offenders.

While ruling on the bail application of the accused, the Magistrate, Mrs. A.M. Olumide-Fusika, granted him N50,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

She said one of the sureties must be the accused’s relation while the other surety should be a community leader.

The case was adjourned until Dec. 19 for trial.

Credit: Daily Trust

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