Student arraigned for alleged break-in, N30,000 school’s property theft

A 17-year-old secondary school student, Jamiu Ibrahim, who allegedly broke into his school and stole nine ceiling fan regulators valued at N30,000, was on Wednesday released on N50,000 bail on the orders of an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

The Magistrate, Mrs F. A. Azeez, who gave the ruling, also granted the accused a surety, who must be gainfully employed with an evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

Ibrahim, whose address was not provided, is facing a charge of theft.

He, however, entered a ‘not-guilty’ plea.

But the Prosecutor, Sgt Emmanuel Ajayi, said the accused committed the offence on April 19 at Birch Freeman High School, Mushin.

According to him, the accused unlawfully entered the school premises and stole nine ceiling fan regulators worth N30,000, property of the Lagos State Ministry of Education.

“The accused, a student of the school, was caught with the items when he wanted to escape at the school gate.”

The offence contravened Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section prescribes a three-year jail term for offenders.

The magistrate adjourned the case until May 17 for mention.

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