Man remanded over theft of bus brain box

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded a 29-year-old, Osemeka Ekene, in Kirikiri Prison over alleged theft of the brain-box of a school bus.

The accused, who resides at Ojota area of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of burglary and stealing.

The Magistrate, Miss A.R. Onilogbo, who gave the ruling, said the accused should remain behind bars pending advice from the State Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Ishola Samuel said the accused broke the side mirror of a Toyota Hiace bus with registration no. KTU 237 XU and also stole its brain box, property of Kingstripes School.

Samuel alleged that the accused committed the offences on June 1 at Degree Event Centre, Oregun, Lagos.

He said the accused was earlier sighted at the event centre, where the vehicle was parked.

“The was caught with a brain box which he stole from the Toyota bus parked at the event centre.’’

The offences contravened Sections 287 and 348 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The magistrate adjourned the case until Aug. 24.

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