A 33-year-old man, Idowu Moshood , on Wednesday appeared at an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for allegedly stealing an inverter battery worth N85,000.
Moshood, a resident of Apapa area of Lagos, pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Tony Elibeh, told the court that the accused committed the offences sometime in November 2016 at No. 22 Achakpo St., Ajegunle, Apapa, Lagos.
Elibeh alleged that the accused conspired with one other now at large, and stole an inverter battery valued at the amount, property of one Wisdom Perry.
He alleged that the accused and his accomplice gained access into the complainant’s compound through the entrance gate, which was left open.
The prosecutor said the accused was returning from work when he saw Moshood at the gate, carrying the battery.
He said the complainant quickly shouted for help and Moshood was caught, while his accomplice escaped.
Alibeh said the offences contravened section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
It was reported that the section prescribes three-year jail term for stealing while Section 409 prescribes two years imprisonment for conspiracy.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Titus Abolarinwa, granted the accused bail for N50,000 with one surety in like sum.
The Magistrate adjourned further hearing in the case till April 26 for mention.