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POLICE ARRAIGNED 6 MEN ALLEGED FOR STEALING N30MILLION WORTH OF JEWELERS FROM JUDGE

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The Nigerian Police has arraigned six men who allegedly broke into the house of a Lagos State serving Judge, Justice Mariam Emeya and stole pieces of jewellery worth N30million.

The defendants Mujaudu Alawiye 59, Achrigbo Sunday 20, Emmanuel Frank 23, Akintunde Jude 28, Adeniji Bashir 18 and Boniface Nneji 52 were arraigned before a Lagos Magistrates’ court, sitting in the Igbosere area.

They are facing a four-charge, bordering on conspiracy, breaking, entering and stealing preferred against them by the police.

The Police prosecutor, Inspector Edward Abiodun, told the court that the defendants committed the alleged offences on May 28, 2019.

He said that the incident took place at about 12noon at House of Chevron Route, Ajah.

Abiodun said that the defendants broke and entered into the dwelling place of Justice Mrs Mariam Emeya.

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The prosecutor said that all the jewelleries stolen, included four sets of gold bungles, one set of small bungles, one big gold chain, one small gold chain, four gild rings, three set of fold jewelleries, four set of gold earrings, four set of gold pendant, two gold hand chain, a set of gold with big blue precious sting, a big set of gold, all total N30million, property of Justice Emeya.

According to the prosecutor, the offences committed are punishable under Sections 411,307 (a) (c) and 287 (5) (f) of the criminal laws of Lagos State, 2015.

However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the offences.

Magistrate Ololade Oshin, granted the first and sixth defendants bail, in the sum of N100,000 each while the second, third, fourth and fifth defendants were granted bail in the sum of N300,000, each, with two sureties each in like sum.

She said that the addresses of the sureties must be verified.

The case was then adjourned till July 3, for mention.

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