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An underwear dealer, Peter Ayodele on Tuesday was ordered to remain in prision custody for stealing of panties belonging to a housewife.
Ayodele and his co-worker, Chibuzor David who were brought before an Ikeja Magistrate court sitting in lagos state confessed to the offence, saying they intended to use them for rituals.
Ayodele, a resident of Oshodi, and David, who lives in Ejigbo, Lagos, were charged with a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Aondohemba Koti, had told the court that the accused on February 6 at Idi-Oro, Mushin, stole three underwear belonging to one Mrs. Kehinde Oladimeji, with intent to use them for ritual.
“The defendants unlawfully entered the complainant’s house in the night while she was sleeping and stole three of her panties.
“But luck ran out 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 was 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 panties were her own,’’ the prosecutor said.
The alleged offences, he said, contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
However, while Ayodele pleaded guilty to the offences, 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; while David was granted N80,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned until March 4.