A 52-year-old man, Philip Eze, who allegedly broke into a house and stole stole clothes, shoes and other valuables worth N1.5 million, on Friday appeared in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Surulere, Lagos.

Eze, who was charged with a two counts of burglary and theft, pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Antonia Osayande, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on January 21, 2020 around 2.30a.m at 31 Pilot Crescent, off Bode Thomas Street, Surulere, Lagos.

She alleged that the defendant broke into the house of one Jude Onwuzulu and stole clothes, shoes and other items worth N1.5 million 

Osayande added that among items stolen by the defendant were T-shirts, jeans, chinos trousers, boxers, shoe, Pam sandals and slippers, one HTC cell phone, a Mercedes Benz brain box and jericans valued at N1.5 million.

She said that few days after the burglary, Eze wore one of the T-shirts, jeans and boxers.

According to her, “Onwuzulu saw and approached the defendant and asked where he got the clothes from but he could not give any explanation.”

The offence, she said, contravened the provisions of sections 287 (b)(c) and 307(a) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Chief Magistrate, O. I Adelaja, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum N300,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case until February 12, 2020 for mention. – NAN

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