Chinese company staff docked for stealing clips worth N1,500

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Michael Joseph of China Civil Engineering Construction Company was on Wednesday docked in a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for allegedly stealing iron clips valued at N1,500.

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Joseph, 20, is facing a lone count charge of stealing.‎

The prosecutor, Christopher Okoliko, said that the defendant committed the offence at the company’s office at Orile Iganmu, Lagos at about 4.30 p.m. on September 3.

Okoliko, a sergeant said that the security man at the gate of the company found ‎10 pieces of iron clips valued at N150 each in the pocket of the accused after the day’s job.

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He noted that the offence contravened the Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State 2011.‎

However, the defendant, whose address was not provided, pleaded not guilty to the charge.‎

The Chief Magistrate, M.I. Dan-Oni, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N20, 000 with one surety in like sum.

She explained that the surety must be a blood relation of the defendant with verified address and evidence of tax payment.

The case was adjourned to September 15 for mention.

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