An 18-year-old JSS3 student of Junior High School, Ogudu, Sadiq Adegbite, allegedly stole N200 from a fellow pupil and used charm to harass other colleagues.
The accused was on Thursday brought before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos and is now facing three counts of conspiracy, stealing and disorderly conduct. The prosecutor, Sgt. Lucky Ihiehie, said the complainant, a 15-year-old student of the same school, came to the Ogudu Police Station to report the incident.
Sgt, Ihiehie said while the complainant was returning from school at Emmanuel Street, Ogudu, he was stopped by the accused and some of his friends who are now at large. “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 said.
The offences contravened Sections 166 (d), 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. However, the accused, Sadiq Adegbite, pleaded not guilty. His counsel, Olusegun Aghahowa, pleaded with the court to grant him bail on liberal terms considering his age.
In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs O. Sule-Amzat, admitted the accused to a bail of N10,000 with two sureties, one of who must be a blood relative of the accused with an evidence of gainful employment.
The case was adjourned to November 1 for trial.