Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:17 pm
An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Tuesday granted N 40,000 bail to a 29-year-old security guard, Tajudeen Rasaki, accused of burgling his stepmother’s room and stealing N58,000, the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN reports.
Rasaki, who resides at Agbado Road, Iju, Lagos, is facing charges of burglary and theft, to which he pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, who granted the accused bail, ordered him to produce two sureties in the like sum.
She said that the sureties must be gainfully employed and should show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
Kubeinje adjourned the case till April 24 for mention.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Essien Ndarake, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Sept. 12, 2016 at his residence.
He said that the accused burgled the apartment of his stepmother, Mrs Bose Rasaki to steal N58, 000.
Ndarake said that the complainant came back from work to discover that the burglar proof at the entrance of her apartment had been destroyed and her room ransacked.
“What surprised her was that her room door was intact, but when she opened the door with her key, she discovered that the room had been ransacked.
“She discovered that the money she kept inside her bag in her wardrobe was missing.
“ A search was conducted and a duplicated key to the complainant’s apartment was found in the accused’s room,’’ he said.
The offences contravened Sections 285 and 307 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accused could bag seven years in prison if found guilty of stealing, based on provisions of Section 307.