Two men were on Thursday docked at an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly stealing armoured cables belonging to the Eko Electric Distribution Company worth N254,000.
The duo, Suleimon Abdulamid, 40, and Kelechi Sunday, 41, whose residential addresses were not disclosed, are facing trial on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing and wilful damage.
They, however, denied the charges.
The prosecutor, Insp. Moses Uademevbo told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 25 at 2. 45 a.m., at A-Z Oil and Gas Company, Dockyard, Apapa.
He said that the accused stole two pieces of armoured cables and damaged another 12-meter-length cable, all valued at N254,000, belonging to Eko Distribution Company.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 285, 348 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.
Section 285 prescribes seven years’ imprisonment for anyone found guilty of stealing.
The magistrate, Mrs O.O.A. Fowowe-Erusiafe, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.
She adjourned the case to July 27 for trial.