Phone thief beats owner, removes tooth

A 27-year-old man, Ifeanyi Nwadishi, has been arrested for allegedly stealing a property of one Azubuike Okwuguri.

The suspect was said to have stolen one Nokia phone valued at N6000 and cash sum N26,600 of Okwuguni.

The defendant was said to have committed the offence on Saturday, around Coker Bus Stop, Orile Iganmu area of Lagos.

The defendant reportedly assaulted the complainant after stealing his valuables and also inflicted injuries on him.

The suspect was also said to have allegedly hit the complainant multiple times with planks and with fist blows all over his body, which caused him serious injuries.

The suspect was equally accused of unlawfully inflicting wound on the complainant by first giving him blows on his mouth and pulling off one of his front teeth while the complainant was trying to escape from the defendant.

The defendant was said to have committed an offence punishable under the criminal law of Lagos State.

He was charged before an Ebute Meta  Magistrates’ Court on four-count charge levelled against him.

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty.

He was granted a bail of N50,000, with one surety, who must be a blood relation.

The case was adjourned till  August 21 by the Magistrate A O. Ajibade.