2 men burgle warehouse, cart away N27.6m goods

Two men were on Friday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly breaking into a warehouse and carting goods worth N27.6 million naira.

The accused — Chibueze Sunday, 32, and Usman Babale, 33 — are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, burglary and stealing.

Both pleaded not guilty.

The Chief Magistrate, Miss Abimbola Awogboro, granted them a bail of N2 million each with two sureties each in like sum.

Earlier, the Investigating Police Officer,Insp. Isiaka Ayole told the court that the accused committed the offences on April 17 at Live Wire Safety Ltd, Apapa, belonging to SCOA Motors.

He said the accused burgled the warehouse and carted away goods including batteries, fire extinguishers and car parts all valued at N27.6 million.

The offences contravened Sections 285, 307 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.

The magistrate adjourned further hearing to Oct 24.

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