A 39-year-old man, Adewale Oladeji, has allegedly attacked the home of Roseline Aiguh, a blind woman, at number 5, Ebunoluwa street located at Afromedia, in the Okokomaiko area of Ojo Lagos State.
Penpushing reports that suspect was subsequently arrested and has been arraigned before an Ojo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly breaking into the house, and now facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, burglary and stealing.
The prosecutor Simeon Uche, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on November 11, adding that his accomplice, who is currently on the run, had broken into the home of the blind woman.
Penpushing further reports that, the prosecutor alleged that the defendant and his accomplice conspired to steal belongings of the complainant, who they had thought was away from home at the time.
The prosecutor added that, the defendant kept watch outside, while his accomplice broke into the house and stole an Android cell phone valued at N50, 000 as well as cash of N5, 000, an offence which contravened the provisions of sections 287, 307 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
Penpushing also reports that, Uche told the court that when the complainant, who was inside her bedroom, noticed unusual movements in her house, she raised alarm and alerted neighbours who chased and caught the defendant.
The prosecutor added that, the defendant accomplice, who was inside the house, hurriedly escaped through the ceiling, while the defendant who kept watch outside, was apprehended by the neighbours.
Penpushing reports that, the defendant pleaded not guilty, and the Magistrate, Ademola Adesanya granted him bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the case until January 21, 2022, for mention.
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