A teenager, Emeka Ezenwa, who allegedly vandalized a luxury bus and stole parts of the vehicle valued at about N100,000 was on Wednesday docked before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
Ezenwa, 18, pleaded guilty to the first count charge of stealing but pleaded not guilty to the second charge of unlawful damage.
The prosecutor, Sergeant Oluwagbenga Salami, said the accused committed the offences on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway by Fatgbems Filling Station, Ijeshatedo, Lagos, on July 29 at 12.30am.
He said the accused stole one car stereo valued at N8,000, one TV monitor valued at N15,000 and some cables worth N22,000.
Salami also said the accused damaged the dashboard of the vehicle valued at N30,000 and the engine cover board valued at N26,000, totaling N101,000, property of Chika Obialor and Danjuma Tiwo.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened Sections 287 and 350 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State 2015.
However, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs T.O. Abayomi, granted the teenager bail in sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She said one of the sureties must be a career civil servant, while the other surety must be a blood relation of the accused with an evidence of tax payment.
The case was then adjourned to August 11, 2017 for mention.