A certain man is facing three years prison sentence for stealing and eating two turkeys which belonged to his neighbor in the borough of Lagos State.
23-year-old man, Chukwu Darlington, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
He pleaded not guilty to the offences when arraigned before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court, Tuesday, August 23.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the offences contravened sections 285 (1), 289 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011 and carry jail terms ranging from two to three years.
The Magistrate, Mrs. M.I. Dan-Oni, released the accused on bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum.
The prosecutor, Sergeant Christopher Okoliko, told the court, “The accused allegedly stole the two live turkeys, property of the complainant, Solomon Agwuocha, who lives in the same neighborhood with him.”
Okoliko said the turkeys were worth N35,000.
He also added, “Darlington and his group killed the two live turkeys and ate them without the consent of the owner. The accused ran away after committing the crime.”
The case was adjourned till September 13.