Court Docks Man For Stealing Vital Documents From Naval Officer     

A 38-year-old man; Michael Omokhia was on Tuesday docked before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing vital documents and laptop from a  Lieutenant in the Nigerian Navy.

Omokhia is facing a three-count charge on conspiracy, stealing and damage.

The prosecutor, Inspector Augustine Ejembi told the court that the defendant committed the offences on August 5, 2018 at Lilypond Bridge, Apapa Road.

In the charge sheet, it was alleged that: “The defendant conspired with others at large to steal vital documents and one HP laptop whose value is not yet ascertained, the property of one Lieutenant G.A Afolami”.

The prosecutor added that the defendant damaged the back glass of a Toyota Camry valued at N50,000 belonging to Lieutenant G.A Afolami.

According to him, the offences are punishable under section 412, 287(a) and 350 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Magistrate O.M Ajayi granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

The sureties, according to the Magistrate, must furnish the court with proof of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

She adjourned the case till October 22, 2018 for mention.

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