One-Legged Thief Caught Inside A Shop Ceiling In Lagos

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A one-legged thief has been caught inside a shop’s ceiling in Lagos. The incident happened in a shopping complex in Lagos, where according to reports, the thief climbed to the ceiling overnight in order to steal.
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This suspected one-legged armed robber has been identified as Mr. Akinola Akeem. Akinola reportedly removed his artificial leg and climbed the ceiling of the shopping complex. Reports have it that the incident happened at about 11pm at the popular Hub and Hub Plaza located at 4 Moshalasi close in Shasha area of Lagos.
Mr Akeem, 34, confessed that he came all the way from Ijebu Ode in Ogun State to Shasha area of Lagos where he was caught. Akinola a father of three kids, revealed that it was not the first time he was coming to Lagos to steal, that this time around was unfortunate for him.
Sources said the suspected armed robber met his waterloo after he removed his artificial leg, climbed the ceiling of the storey building and broke into two shops.However, the security men on duty came to the place and found the artificial leg with jeans on it. The security men wondered who kept it at that particular period. Other security men on duty were alerted, they began to search the area and Mr. Akinola Akeem was found inside the shopping plaza ceiling.
Akeem was forced to come down, that was how he confessed to robbery. He pleaded with them not to kill him, so, he was later handed over to the police at Shasha Division. The police thereafter charged him before the Magistrates court sitting in Ejigbo for burglary. Mr Akinola however pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate presiding over the case, Mr. F.K.J. Layeni granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties The prosecutor, Mr. G.Simon did not object his bail condition. He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition. The matter was adjourned till 25 April, 2018.
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