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Security guard faces court over theft of 21 canned tomatoes in Lagos Market

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The Police on Thursday arraigned 35-year-old market security guard, Emmanuel Onyekachi in an Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court over the alleged theft of 21 pieces of canned tomatoes.

The suspect, who resides at No 5, Ojo Close, Giwa, Ogun State, is being charged with stealing.

The Prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the offence was committed on Dec. 4, 2023, at Iju- Ishaga market, Lagos.

Akeem said that Onyekachi stole 21 pieces of canned tomatoes valued at N18,000 from the market he was guarding, belonging to one Mr Azeez Balogun.

The offence contravened sections of the Criminal Law Code of Lagos State, 2015.

However, the suspect pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Thereafter, the trial Chief Magistrate, Mrs Bola Osunsanmi, granted him bail in the sum of N10,000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case until Feb. 29 for mention.

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