By Deborah Akpede
After pleading responsible to stealing two telephones valued at N104,000, a 25-year-old unemployed man, Titi Seun, was on Thursday remanded in jail on the orders of an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
According to a ruling by the Magistrate, Mrs Y.O. Ekogbulu, the accused, whose residential deal with is unknown, is to stay behind bars in Kirikiri Prisons pending sentence on the subsequent date of adjournment.
Prosecutor Clement Okuoimose had informed the court docket that the accused dedicated the offence on Dec. 6 at Dopemu, Agege, Lagos.
He stated the accused stole two telephones valued at N104,000 property of Mr Samuel Ikenna., utilizing a rope.
“The accused stole the complainant’s Samsung J7 valued at N96,000 and an itel phone worth N8,000 totalling N104,000.”
Okuoimose stated the accused stole the complainant’s telephones by way of the window.
“The complainant awakened from sleep and found that his two telephones which he was charging had disappeared.
“He noticed an extended rope with nail which the accused used to take away the telephones from the charger.
“The complainant known as the telephones a number of instances however the accused refused to select and he known as one of many telephones a number of days later and a woman picked it and informed him that the proprietor was not round.
“The complainant told the lady to give him her own number in case he calls the owner’s number and it is not going through he can call her and that he has an important message for the owner of the phone,” he stated.
“The lady gave the complainant her number and that led to the arrest of the accused.”
However, the accused who later confessed to the crime, attributed it to the handiwork of the satan as he pleaded for mercy.
The offence contravened Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which prescribes three years jail time period as penalty.
The Justice of the Peace has mounted Jan. 10 for sentence.