The gavel of justice

The gavel of justice

A 32-year-old applicant, Folabi Adeyunju, appeared in a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday for allegedly stealing three cartons of Spaghetti.

The accused, whose address is unknown, was arraigned on a one-count charge of stealing.

Prosecutor Innocent Uko told the court that the accused committed the crime at the Agbalata Market in Badagry on May 17.

Uko said that the accused stole the items from Busola Lawal.

“The accused acted like he wanted to buy a carton of Spaghetti, but when the seller was absent minded, he took three cartons of spaghetti and ran away,’’ Uko said.

He said the offence contravened Section 285 (1) of the Criminal Law, laws of Lagos State Nigeria 2011.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The Counsel to the accused, Mr Ibukun Sonaike, pleaded applied for his bail on liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Mr Abiodun Etti, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum.

Etti said that the surety must provide evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government, and adjourned the case till June 28 for further hearing.