Painter docked for allegedly impersonating army personnel to steal motorcycles


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He, however, pleaded not guilty.

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The Prosecutor, Sgt. Kenrich Nomay, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Nov. 16, at 8.15 p. m., on Temidire Street, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

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Nomay said that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace by parading himself in an army uniform, adding that he stole two motorcycles from Messrs Gabriel Ameh and Yahaya Balarabe.

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He said that the defendant stopped the complainants and unlawfully collected two Bajaj Motorcycles with registration numbers JBD753 VW and WDE101 from them.

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The defendant stopped the complainants for a search and, in the process, took their motorcycles,” the prosecutor said.

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Nomay said that the offences violated Sections 21(1), 285 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287 provides for three years’ jail term for stealing.

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The Chief Magistrate, Mrs T. A. Ojo, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

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Ojo ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed with evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

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The magistrate adjourned the case until Jan. 6 for mention

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