The Police, on Thursday , arraigned 23 -year – old Ali, for allegedly stealing 1,000 cartons of cigarette valued N2million.

Ali was brought before an Ebute Meta Magistrates ’ Court on three counts of stealing , threat to life and conspiracy.

He, however , pleaded not guilty.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Jimah Iseghede, had told the court that the defendant had committed the offences sometime in 2018 at Olodi – Apapa.

Ali had stolen 1,000 cartons of cigarette valued N2million, belonging to Mr. Emenike Okoronkwo, and had also threatened the life of the complainant, he alleged.

The offences , he noted , contravened Sections 168, 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State , 2015.

The magistrate, Mrs O. Kusanu, granted bail to Ali in the sum of N 200, 000 with two sureties each in like sum, who must show proof of evidence of tax payment to the state government.

She fixed the case for November 20 for mention .
( NAN)

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