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2 Men Arraigned Over Alleged Burglary, Breaking Safe Box

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Man Arraigned Over Alleged Criminal Breach Of Trust

Two men, Peter Otom and Elijah Akanbi, who allegedly burgled a shop and broke into its safe, on Monday appeared before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Otom, 27, Akanbi, 38, are facing trial over a three-count charge of conspiracy, break-in and stealing.

The duo, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Julius Babatope said that the accused committed the offences on Feb. 22, at 2.00 a.m. at No. 28, Ibadan St., Ebute Meta.

He said that the defendants had burgled the shop of Mr Emeka Nsofor and broken into his safe and had stolen a sum of N1.5 million.

The offences contravene Sections 287, 307 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Salawu, admitted the duo to bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two responsible sureties each in like sum.

She, however, adjourned the case until March 18 for mention

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