Four unemployed men, who allegedly stole items worth N196,500 from a passer-by, were on Tuesday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The accused – Mufato Nola, 28, Isaac Umukoro, 18, Lucky Abuah, 25; and Olayinka Ayinde, 21, are standing trial on a three-count charge of stealing, conspiracy and breach of peace.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Okete Ejime, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Nov. 28, at about 1:00 a.m., at Law School Junction on Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Ejime said that the accused waylaid the complainant, Mr Tony Ebi and stole one I-phone worth N190,000 and two Catholic Rosaries worth N6,500 from him.
He said that the accused also conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace, “by hiding under the bridge, in a criminal…
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