A 24–year- old unemployed, Chibuzor Ebele, was on Friday arraigned before Magistrate Abiodun Etti of the Badagry Chief Magistrates' Court in Lagos State.
The accused, Ebele, who address was not disclosed in court ,was charged with stealing six cartons of Indomie Noodles valued at N7,800.00
The accused is facing a charge of stealing. The prosecutor, Insp. Innocent Uko, told the court that the accused had on Dec. 10 at the Agents’ Complex, Seme Border, stole six cartons of Indomie Noodles from the shop of Margaret Adaha.
``The accused came to buy something from the complainant's shop.
``When the owner of the shop went to look for other denominations to balance the accused for what he had paid for, the accused took six cartons of noodles from the complainant’s shop into his car and ran away.
``The accused was apprehended before he could get away with the stolen items,’’ he said.
Uko said the offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria 2011.
The counsel to the accused, Mr Tayo Bello, however, pleaded with the court to grant his clients bail since investigation into the matter was still ongoing.
He assured the court that his client would not jump bail.
Bello said that he would ensure that his client always attend the court hearings.
The magistrate, Mr Abiodun Etti, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N20, 000.
He said that the accused must produce two sureties whose tax payment should be verified.
The magistrate adjourned the case till Jan. 26, 2016 for further hearing.