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Three employees charged for burgling employer’s home

THREE employees of Mrs Budo Osoagbaka, who allegedly broke into her house and stole items valued at N126,500, on Thursday appeared before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
One of the accused person, a driver, Chinonso Ochuba aged 26, Nicodemus Ifediba, aged 27 and Paul Ifediba, aged 23, all of them are residents of Apapa area of Lagos.
The are facing charges of conspiracy, burglary and stealing. The prosecutor, Cpl. Kingsley Jackson told the court that the accused committed the offences on the 5th of December  at Amuwo-Odofin area of Lagos.
Jackson said the accused broke into the complainant’s house to steal her television set, HP computer and DVD player. He added that Ochuba, the complainant’s driver, conspired with the other two to break into Osoagbaka’s house to steal the items, all valued at N126,500.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 285,305 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. However, the accused, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Section 285 prescribes three years imprisonment for stealing. The Magistrate, Mr Mukaila Fadeyi, granted N50,000 bail to each accused with one surety each in like sum, and adjourned the case till Jan.9,2015 for trial.

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