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14-year-old remanded for being in possession of stolen generator part

An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, Ogudu, Lagos State, on Friday ordered that Saminu Garuba , 14, be remanded for allegedly being in possession of a stolen generator alternator.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. Amzat, ordered that Garuba be remanded at a juvenile home in Ikorodu, Lagos, pending the perfection of his bail.

She granted the accused bail in the sum of N20, 000 with a surety, whose address should be verified, and adjourned the case to Oct. 8, for mention.

Garuba, a handcart pusher with no fixed address, is facing a three -count-charge of entering a residence to commit felony, stealing and possession of stolen item.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Lucky Ihiehie, told the court that the accused committed the offence on August 12 at No 24, Ola St. Obawole Iju, Lagos.

He said that the accused entered the premises of the complainant, one Victor Jelokoko, and removed the alternator of his generator.

“The complainant and his son apprehended the accused and called the vigilante who looked into his cart and found a bag containing the alternator valued at N20, 000,’’ he said.

Mr. Ihiehie, a police sergeant, said the vigilante reported that the alternator was still warm when they discovered it.

“Upon police interrogation, the accused confessed that he bought it from someone for N3, 000,’’ he said.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravenes sections 306, 2 85 and 327 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.


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