Police Arraign Conductors For Stealing Woman’s Underwears


The police yesterday arraigned two bus conductors, Peter Ayodele, 20, and Chibuzor David, 21, in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing three underwears belonging to a housewife.
The police charged Ayodele, a resident of Oshodi and David, who lives at Ejigbo, Lagos, with two counts of conspiracy and stealing.
Ayodele, pleaded guilty to the offences while David pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, Mrs M.O Tanimola, ordered that Ayodele be remanded in Kirikiri Prisons pending review of the facts of the case and sentencing.
Tanimola, however, admitted David to bail in the sum of N80, 000 with two sureties in the like sum.
She ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp Aondohemba Koti, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on February 6 at Idi-Oro, Mushin, Lagos.
Koti said that the defendants conspired and stole three underwears belonging to one Mrs Kehinde Oladumeji.
He alleged that the defendants stole the underwear with intent to use for ritual purpose.
“The defendants unlawfully entered the complainant’s house in the night while she was sleeping and stole three of her pants.
“But luck ran against them as they were caught by a team of policemen on patrol.
“When they were asked of their mission at the time of the night and could not give a satisfactory answer, they were searched and three female underwear were found on them.
“Ayodele told the police where they stole the underwear from and when the scene of the theft was visited by the police, the complainant confirmed that the pants were her own,” the prosecutor said.
The alleged offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
Reports that Section 287 stipulates three years imprisonment for stealing while section 411 attracts two years for conspiracy.
The case was adjourned until March 4.