The police on Wednesday arraigned a 21-year-old man, Abubakar Jimoh, before a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Ogba for allegedly breaking out of police cell after being detained for allegedly stealing one Oseni Hassan’s phone and money.
Jimoh pleaded not guilty to the four counts pressed against him.
According to the police prosecutor, Joseph Ajebe, Jimoh committed the offence on January 14, 2017 around 3am at No. 38, Ogunji Street, Sango Agege, Lagos.
The offence is said to be contrary to and punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The charges read in part, “That you, Abubakar Jimoh, and others still at large, on the same date, time and place in the same aforementioned magisterial district, by false pretence, did steal one Tecno L8 handset phone valued at N45,000, property of one Oseni Hassan and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 280 (1) (a) and punishable under Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
“That you, Abubakar Jimoh, on the 15th day of January, 2017, at about 17:45hrs, at Pen Cinema Police Station, Agege, Lagos, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did unlawfully escape from lawful custody of the police station, by breaking the burglar-proof window of the cell, after lawful arrest and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 106 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.”