A 25-year-old bus conductor, Tajudeen Oyekan, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court for allegedly attempting to steal from a house occupant.
The suspect, who resides in Abattoir Agege, Lagos, pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge of intent to commit felony, breach of peace and conspiracy brought against him.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Victor Eruada, said the accused committed the offences with an accomplice who is still at large on January 1, 2018, at No. 56, Aina Aladi Street, Ilapo Estate, in the Alagbado area of Lagos.
Eruada said the accused broke the window of the house of the complainant, Christian Clement, with a hammer to gain entry to steal his property.
“Luck ran against him as he was caught and beaten by the people in the compound who handed him over to the police, “he said.
He said the offences contravened Section 168, 311 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The presiding Magistrate, G.O. Anifowoshe, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000, with one surety in like sum. She adjourned the case until Feb. 28, 2018.
- Ashaolu Oluwafemi