A 43-year-old man, Benjamin Osobagie, has been arraigned before the Ogba Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State, for allegedly stealing Ghanaian cedis which when converted to Nigerian currency amounted to N350,000.

Osobagie is also facing a trial for stealing one SIM card cutter and charger in the Ikeja area of the state.

Osobagie, who was arraigned on March 29, 2023, before Magistrate O.A Ogunjobi, is facing two-count bordering on committing a felony to wit stealing preferred against him by the police.

The prosecutor, John Christopher, told the court that the offence committed by the defendant is punishable under Sections 411 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, Nigeria, 2015.

The charge read in part, “That you, Benjamin Osobagie, and others now at large, on the same date, time and place, in the aforesaid Magisterial District, did steal 24 Ghanaian cedes that when converted to Nigeria currency is N350,000, one SIM card cutter and charger and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 280 and punishable under Section 287 of Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.”

Magistrate O. A Ogunjobi granted the defendant bail in the sum of N75,000 with two responsible sureties in like sum. One of the sureties must be a blood relation of the defendant.

The case was adjourned till April 19, for mention.

Punch/ Adebukola Aluko

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