Hairdresser in the dock for stealing buckets of paint

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A hairdresser, Temitope Onifade, 29, was on Friday arraigned before a Badagry Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing two buckets of paint valued at N12,000.

The accused, who resides at No. 44 Market road, Badagry, is facing a one count of stealing.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Innocent Uko, told the court that the accused and two others, now at large, had on March 9, at Ajara shopping complex, stole two buckets of paint from one Edu Adaeze.

Uko also told the court that the accused had also stolen N1,000 from the complainant’s shop.

Uko said, “She stole the buckets of paint around 8:00 a.m. when most people were attending Church service.”

Uko said the offence was punishable under section 285 (1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Counsel to the accused, Timothy Nzekwuthe, said the offence was bailable.

He said his client would not jump bail and assured that he would always attend court hearings.

The Magistrate, Abiodun Etti, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N100,000 and a surety, who had evidence of tax payment.

He adjourned the case to April 16, for further hearing.

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