An Ogudu Magistrates Court in Lagos on Friday granted a teenager, Lekan Wasiu, a bail of N500,000 after he was arraigned for attempted theft.
Wasiu, a 19-year-old, was dragged to court for attempting to steal a GAC SUV car. The accused, a mechanic who resides in the Bolar of Ajah area, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Magistrate M.O. Tanimola adjourned the case until June 23 for mention.
The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Donjour Perezi, told the court that the defendant, on May 1 at Aderemi Akeju Street, PowerLine, Ifako, did attempt to steal a GAC SUV car with registration number GGE, 604 GZ, valued at N14 million.
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“One Franklin Ngaba reported that he went for a meeting and parked his SUV car on Aderemi Akeju Street, Ifako, Lagos, when his host, Tajudeen Gafari, came to ask who owned said vehicle.
“Tajudeen said the defendant had opened the car and was; about to drive it away when he was caught in the act,” Perezi said.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 406 (2) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.