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Baker steals 135 loaves of bread

A BUSINESSMAN and resident of Angwan Rukuba area of Lafia in Nasarawa State who was identified as Donatus Deshi, 62, has been arraigned before an Upper Area Court, Kasuwan Nama on one-count charge of defiling a minor by allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl whose name was withheld.

According to the prosecutor, Ibrahim Gukwat, the victim’s father, Adukuchili reported the matter at the Nasarawa Gwom police station, after which the accused was arrested having allegedly lured the girl into his room to rape her.

Gukwat equally told the court that Deshi gave the girl N200 with a threat to kill her, if she told anyone about it, adding that the offence contravened section 282 of the Penal Code with 14 years imprisonment if convicted.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the crime before president of the court, Lawal Suleiman, granted bail to him in the sum of N200,000 and a surety in like sum.

In a related development, a baker called Chima Okoro, who resides at No. 4, Otua Street, Ijora was docked before a Tinubu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on a two-count charge of theft, breaking and entry for allegedly breaking into his former employer’s bakery to steal 135 loaves of bread and N80,000.

Sgt. Hafsat Ajibode told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 7 at Kilometre 45 Lekki-Epe Expressway, Sangotedo Lagos.

According to her, the bakery owner estimated the 135 loaves of bread to worth N30,000 to bring the total monetary value of what the accused stole at N110,000, adding that the offence contravened Sections 287 and 309 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which imposes three years imprisonment and seven years imprisonment respectively upon conviction.

However, Okoro pleaded not guilty before Magistrate Tajudeen Elias granted bail to him in the sum of N100,000 and one surety in like sum and adjourned the case until November. 27 for mention.

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