Man sent to prison for buying stolen phone


Cyriacus Izuekwe
A 43-year-old man, Haruna Ibrahim, who allegedly bought a stolen phone for N2,000 in Lagos State, western Nigeria, has been arrested and sent to prison custody at Kirikiri.
This followed his arraignment before a Magistrate court sitting in Ejigbo after the seller, Saidu Oseni, implicated him.
The 19-year-old Oseni allegedly stole a Techno handset worth N17,500 and sold it to Ibrahim for N2,000.
The owner of the phone Ibrahim Sumana later discovered that it was Oseni that stole his phone and he went to Ikotun police division and reported the matter.
Oseni was arrested and he allegedly told the police that he sold it to Ibrahim for N2,000.
He took the police to to Ibrahim’s place in Ikotun area where he was arrested and brought to the station.
At the station, Ibrahim also confessed that he bought the phone from Oseni and did not know he stole the phone.
The police told him that he committed a Criminal offence by buying the phone and therefore, he was also liable in the act of conspiracy.
Both Ibrahim and Oseni were charged to court with the alleged offence under the Criminal Code.
Oseni was charged with theft while Ibrahim was also charged with buying a stolen item.
They pleaded not guilty and the presiding Magistrate, Mrs J.O.E. Adeyemi granted them bail in the sum of N50,000 each with one surety in like sum.
They were remanded in prison custody pending when they will perfect their bail condition.
The matter was adjourned till 5 October, 2015. …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper