Sadiq Adegbite, a student of Junior High School, Ogudu, Lagos, was on Thursday arraigned before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in the state, for allegedly stealing N200 from a fellow student and also using charm to harass other colleagues.
The accused, an 18-year-old, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and disorderly conduct.
During court session, the prosecutor, Lucky Ihiehie, disclosed that the complainant, a 15- year-old student of the same school, came to Ogudu Police Station to report the incident.
Addressing the court, Ihiehie said that while the complainant was returning from school at Emmanuel Street, Ogudu, he was accosted by Adegbite and some of his friends – now wanted by the police.
He said: “They were harassing him and searching his pockets for money and they even beat him up.
“They dispossessed him of his N200 transport fare which was the only money he had in his pocket.
“A senior student came to the complainant’s rescue and the accused brought out some charms from his pocket to scare them before the police came.”
The prosecutor added that the friends of the accused bolted upon sighting the police.
According to him, the offences contravened Sections 166 (d), 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
In his respond, the accused pleaded not guilty, while his counsel, Olusegun Aghahowa, pleaded with the court to grant him bail on liberal terms considering his age.
In her ruling, the Magistrate, O. Sule-Amzat, admitted the accused to a bail of N10,000 with two sureties, one of who must be a blood relation of the accused with an evidence of gainful employment.
The case was adjourned to November 1 for trial.