The police on Tuesday arraigned an applicant, Jimoh Ibrahim, in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for sneaking into a retailing shop to steal goods while the shop owner was sleeping.
Ibrahim, 32, of no fixed address, was charged with theft contrary to Sections 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge and was granted bail by Magistrate T.O Shomade in the sum of N10, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Shomade adjourned the case till Jan.27, for mention.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Akeem Raji, had told the court that Ibrahim committed the offences on Dec. 30 at Aina Street, Ojota, Lagos.
Raji said that the accused unlawfully entered the shop of one Olubunmi Oyedele and stole her goods.
He said that the accused sneaked into the shop and packed some of her clothes and shoes into a ‘Ghana must go’ sack.
“The accused entered the complainant’s shop while she was sleeping and stole her goods.
“A neighbour, who sighted the accused when he sneaked into the complainant’s shop, raised alarm when she saw the accused sneaking out with a sack of the stolen items.
“The accused was arrested and the stolen items were recovered,’’ he said.