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Monday, 5 August 2019

Trader in court over alleged theft of newborn baby in Lagos

A 35-year-old trader, Immaculate Otam has been arraigned in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos over an alleged theft of a month-old baby.
Otam, who resides in Okota area of Lagos State, is facing a two-count charge of breach of peace and stealing, to which she pleaded not guilty.
Speaking in court, the Prosecutor, Insp. Edet Akadu claimed that Otam committed the offences on July 29, at No. 299, Agege Motor Road, Mushin in Lagos State.
He alleged that the defendant conducted herself in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by entering into the apartment of Mr and Mrs Badmus and stealing the newborn baby, but was apprehended.
Akadu said the offences contravened Sections 278 and 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the sections provide three years jail term for stealing.
The Magistrate, Mr K.O. Ogundare, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until Oct. 9.

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