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NEWS DIGEST – A 43-year-old man, Uche Eze, was on Tuesday brought before an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly stealing a motorcycle, valued at N343, 000.

Eze, whose address was not provided, however, pleaded not guilty to a charge of stealing when he was brought before Chief Magistrate Mrs F.A. Azeez.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. John Iberedem, told the court that Eze committed the offence on Jan. 19 at No. 3 Nwoye Str., Odogunyan in Ikorodu.

Iberedem said that the defendant was caught with the motorcycle and that he could not explain how he got it.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the offence contravenes Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which stipulates a three-year jail term.

The court granted Eze bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until May 9. (NAN)