Federal High Court

Court remands man for stealing N3.9m valuables in Lagos

A Magistrate’s Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos State, on Friday ordered the remand of one Smart Norbert, for allegedly burgling and stealing valuables worth N3.9m, property of one Aboson Omolara, in the Ikoyi area of the state.

The 25-year-old was remanded by Magistrate Adeola Olatunbosun on three counts bordering on burgling, stealing and use of a harmful object.

The prosecutor, Rita Momoh, told the court that the defendant and one other accomplice still at large, committed the offence on June 16, 2023, at No 16, King Ologun Kutere, Park View Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos State.

According to Momoh, the offences contravened and are punishable under Sections 411, 307 (a) (b) (c) and 297 (1)(2) (a)(b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.

The count read in part, “That you, Tony Norbert, and one other still at large, on June 16, 2023, at No. 16, King Ologun Kutere, Park View Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did intentionally break into the above address, and stole handset phones, six bangles, sets of gold earrings and wedding ring, two gold necklaces, five wristwatches, one round necklace, one Flask with cups, and one Access Bank ATM card, all valued at the sum of N3.9m, property of Aboson Omolara, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 307 (a) (b) (c) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.”

Norbert’s plea was not taken.

The Magistrate ordered the defendant to be remanded to the Ikoyi Correctional Centre pending legal advice from the DPP and adjourned the case till July 27, 2023, for DPP advice.


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