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Understudy takes neighbor's auto around evening time, exchanges for N120, 000

A 21-year-old college understudy, Opemiposi Okunuga, who purportedly stole his neighbor's auto and exchanged it, was on Thursday brought under the watchful eye of an Ikeja Magistrates' Court.

Okunuga, who dwells at Oke-Odo, Abule-Egba, a Lagos suburb, is confronting a charge of taking.

He, be that as it may, argued not blameworthy to the charge.

The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Awase, told the court that the blamed submitted the offense on May 1 at his living arrangement.

He said the charged stole an auto having a place with the complainant, Mr Ola Oladipupo, the estimation of which was yet to be learned.

The complainant stopped his auto in the compound and the charged towed it around evening time to an obscure area, Awase affirmed.

"The complainant found early in the day that his Mazda auto was absent from where it was stopped.

"He raised alert and a neighbor disclosed to him that he saw the blamed towing the auto far from the compound," he said.

Awase said the complainant detailed the case at the Police Station and the charged was captured.

As per him, the blamed had put forth a confession booth expression to the police that he sold the auto at Abule-Egba for N120, 000 and all endeavors to follow the purchaser were unsuccessful.

The offense contradicted Section 287 (5b) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The segment stipulates a seven-year detainment for guilty parties.

In her managing, the Magistrate, Mrs F.F. George, allowed the blamed safeguard in the whole for N200, 000 with two sureties in like aggregate.

George said the sureties ought to be profitably utilized with a proof of two years assess installment to the Lagos State Government.

The case was suspended until May 23 for specify.

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