A 22-year-old man, Emeka Ifyjerike, has been arraigned before a Badagry chief magistrate’s court in Lagos, for allegedly stealing a carton of turkey and some sausage valued at N9,500.
The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge of stealing.
The prosecutor, Innocent Uko, told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 7 at about 4.00 p.m. at Olowololowo Market, at Morogbo area of Badagry.
Uko said the accused stole the carton of turkey and sausage from the complainant, Mrs Bola Osan, at her shop.
“The accused went to the shop and when he noticed that no one was there, he took a carton of turkey and some sausage from the shop.
“Before he could run away with it, the complainant saw him and he was caught with the help of some people,” he said.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the theft.
The magistrate, Mr Abiodun Etti, granted the accused bail in the sum of N20,000 with a surety, who must provide evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State government.
Further hearing in the case has been fixed for August 12