Car Mechanic Who Stole N1.5m Spare Parts Granted Bail

A 46-year-old car mechanic, Matthew Igbokwe, who allegedly broke into a shop and stole vehicle parts valued at N1.5 million is released on bail.
An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court which gave the ruling, also ordered the accused to provide two responsible sureties as part of his bail conditions.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Y.O. Aje-Afunwa, said the sureties must be gainfully employed with an evidence of three years tax payment.
The accused is facing three counts of conspiracy, burglary and stealing.

Police Prosecutor Peter Nwangwu told the court that the accused committed the offences in September at Taiwo Street, Ago, Okota in Isolo area of Lagos.
He alleged that the accused with others still at large, broke into the shop of the complainant, Mr Itunu Adesanya, and stole the items.

The offences contravened Sections 287, 310 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
Sections 287 and 310 stipulates three years in prison for offenders while Section 411 provides two years. The case has been adjourned until December 3 for trial. ‎

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