A 59-year old man, Folorunso Ilori, has been arrested and charged to Court for burgling and carting away goods worth over one million Naira from his dead neighbor’s shop.
While the suspects deceased neighbor late Mrs. Marian Abdulsalam’s burial was being planned in their neighborhood, Ilori secretly went and burgled her shop and carted away goods worth about N1m and escaped.
Our Correspondent reports that the incident happened at Ogundare Street, Oke Odo area of Lagos, where the shop is located.
The Police alleged that the victim, late Mariam Abdulsalam, fell sick and died in the process and while people were grieving over her death and were making arrangements for her burial, unknown to their neighbours that the suspect had another thing in his mind.
The suspect, Ilori, who pretended to be mourning her, secretly burgled the shop, carted away her wares and escaped.
When the relations of the deceased went to the shop in the morning, they discovered that the shop was burgled and items inside carted away.
While the neighbours were wondering how robbers burgled the shop, information leaked that it was Ilori that allegedly burgled the shop and carted away the goods.
The matter was reported to the Police and he was arrested.
After interrogation and having been found culpable, he was charged before Ogba Magistrates Court for burglary and stealing.
He pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Inspector Lucky Ihiehie, asked the Court to give a date for hearing since he pleaded not guilty to enable the Police to prove he actually committed the alleged offence.
Thus, the Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Layinka, granted him bail in the sum of N1m with two sureties in like sum.
He was remanded in Correctional Centre at Kirikiri town, Lagos, pending when he will perfect his bail conditions while the matter was adjourned till 7th October, 2021.