Pregnant woman, lover arraigned over N6m theft

Police arraigned 47-year-old man over theft of generator, others worth N1.7 million

Police arraigned 47-year-old man over theft of generator, others worth N1.7 million

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A pregnant woman, Laura Aigbokhai, and her partner, Abimbola John have been arraigned by the police before the Ogba Magistrate Court over an alleged heist of N6m.

According to The Punch, the defendants, who conspired with others still at large, allegedly stole the money from their employer.

Aigbokhai and John were charged with two counts of conspiracy and stealing.

The charges read in part, “That you, Abimbola Olanrewaju John, Laura Aigbokhai, and others still at large on June 23, 2022, at about 5.40 pm at No. 3 Anthony Road, in the Anthony area of Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did steal the sum of N6m, property of Rokee1388 Venture.”

The offences were said to be punishable under sections 411 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015, but the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The prosecutor urged the court to give stringent bail conditions, while counsel for the defendants, Williams Umoh, sought liberal bail conditions, saying Aigbokhai was pregnant.

The Magistrate, L.A. Owolabi, admitted the lovers to bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The matter was adjourned till October 17, 2022.

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