A Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ikorodu Lagos State has begun the trial of a 24-year-old man, Tobiloba Sunday, for allegedly stealing a generating set worth N25,000 .
Sunday, of no fixed address, is facing a one-count charge of stealing.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The prosecutor, Inspector Christian Okonofua, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 6, at Salvation Street, Ajegunle, Ikorodu road in Ikorodu, Lagos.
Okonofua alleged that the defendant stole a generator valued at N25,000 belonging to the complainant, Mr Samuel Thomas, at his residence.
He said the offence contravened Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, which stipulates three years jail term if found guilty.
The Magistrate, Mrs T.A. Shotobi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum.
The magistrate adjourned the case until May 19, for mention