Toheeb Suleimon, an 18-year-old auto mechanic who stole four cell phones valued at N120, 000 has been remanded in Kirikiri Prison pending his sentence. An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court presiding over the case fixed August 10th for judgment following plea of guilty by the accused.
The accused is facing a four-count charge bordering on stealing and house-breaking. The prosecutor, Sgt. Nomayo Kenrich, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Aug. 2 at 2.00a.m. at No. 9 Ogungbeye St., Olowora in Ojodu area of Lagos.
Kenrich said that the accused stole four cell phones valued at N120, 000, after he unlawfully broke into the room of the complainants, Yinusa Saheed, Christopher Obiti and Joel Oyewumi. “The accused broke into the room while the complainants were fast asleep and unplugged the phones from where they were plugged. He stole an Infinix Hot phone valued at N25, 000; one Tecno phone valued at N40, 000; one Blackberry Z10 phone valued at N25, 000 and one LG K7 worth N30, 000, totalling N120, 000. He was caught after one of the complainants woke up and raised alarm,” the prosecutor said.
The offences contravene Sections 287 and 308 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).