A 22-year-old bus conductor, Olajide Oyenuga, has been arraigned before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court for alleged burglary.
The defendant was said to have burgled the apartment of his neighbour, Abayomi Odunmada, through the roof of the house, with the intent to steal.
Police prosecutor, Godwin Oriabure, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on January 6, at Duru Close in the Shomolu area of Lagos State.
According to Oriabure, the neighbours heard the sound of the roof collapsing and called the attention of the security guard to it.
He said the offence contravened Sections 307 and 308 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
But the accused pleaded “not guilty” to the two-count charge of burglary preferred against him.
Presiding magistrate, Oluwatoyin Ojuromi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one responsible surety in like sum.
Ojuromi said the surety should be gainfully employed and should show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was adjourned until February 19, 2019, for mention.