A 27-year-old man, Medoye Abayomi, was arraigned by the Police in Lagos on Thursday at a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged housebreaking and theft.

The defendant, whose address is unknown, faced a two-count charge of housebreaking and stealing but pleaded not guilty to all charges.

ASP Clément Okuiomose, the Prosecutor, informed the court that the defendant committed the offences on January 5, around 10:00 pm at Kilometre 20, Badagry Expressway, Okokomaiko area of Lagos.


Okuiomose alleged that the defendant broke into the house of one Reuben Ochei with intent to commit a felony. He further alleged that the defendant stole an Infinix Smart 6 phone valued at N100,000, along with other valuables yet to be estimated, belonging to the complainant.

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The Prosecutor stated that the offences contravened Sections 308 and 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos, 2015.

Chief Magistrate Mr. T. A Popoola granted the defendant bail of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until May 21 for mention.