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Bus conductor docked for stealing

A bus conductor, Taiye Taiwo, was onWednesday docked before a Tinubu Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing N12,000 and a mobile phone worth N6,000, from a trader

Taiwo, aged 20, and of no fixed address, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecutor, Livingnus Okeke, said the defendant and others at large, committed the offence on April 20, 2015 at UBA Roundabout at Marina on the Lagos Island.

He said Taiwo stole N12,000 and the phone, totaling N18,000, property of Vera Denedo.

Okeke said the defendant was later apprehended, few days later after the woman identified him and raised the alarm.

He pleaded not guilty.

According to the prosecutor, the offence is punishable under Sections 409 and 285 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2011.

Magistrate L. A Owolabi admitted him to bail for N10,000 with one surety in like sum.   He adjourned the matter till May 25.

 

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