Nigerian Man Jailed For Stealing Loaves Of Bread In Lagos

A Nigerian man identified as Chima Okoro, who worked as a baker in a bakery has been reportedly sent to jail for allegedly stealing loaves of bread and N80,000 in cash.

According to report, Chima who resides at No. 4, Otua St., Ijora 7up, appeared before a Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday where the police charged him on two counts of theft, breaking and entering.

It was reported that the prosecutor, Sgt Hafsat Ajibode told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 7, at 2am at Kilometre 45 Lekki/Epe Expressway, Sangotedo Lagos, saying that the accused, an ex-employee of Daily Mama Bread Industry broke into the bakery and stole 135 loaves of bread worth N30,000; and also stole N80,000 all valued at N110,000.

The prosecutor who also told the court that Okoro, who was laid off after a shortage of N80,000 was discovered in his sales proceeds, absconded said;

“He later came back, broke into the bakery and stole 135 loaves of bread of different size from the bakery and was caught by a security guard.”

The offence, she said contravened the provisions of Sections 287 and 309 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. If convicted under Section 287, the accused is liable to three years imprisonment while Section 309 (1) prescribes seven years imprisonment for anyone found guilty.

After the charges were read to him, Okoro, pleaded not guilty and the Chief Magistrate, Mr Tajudeen Elias, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety in like sum, while ordering that the surety must be a responsible citizen and gainfully employed. He then adjourned the case until November 27 for mention

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