In what will come across as a rather startling development, night security men attached to the popular Shoprite at City Mall, Alausa area of Ikeja, Lagos, may have been fooled after some thieves removed the roof of the mall, gained entrance, looted some items and escaped.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that the incident happened on 12th August, 2021, when the management of the mall came to work only to discover that some items were missing before they realised that the roof was removed at night.
When the operation was going on, the night guards were awake but did not know when the roof was removed. So the thieves gained entrance into the mall, stole some items including Hennessey, Lu-tech machine, perfumes among other things and escaped.
The matter was reported to the Police at Alausa Division, who moved into action and later arrested two suspects, namely Peace Kelvin, 28 and Sulaimon Taiwo, 26 and detained at the Station for interrogation.
After interrogation, the Police found them culpable and subsequently charged them for conspiracy, burglary and stealing.
They pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Inspector Rachael Williams, asked the Court to give a date for trial since they pleaded not guilty to enable the Police to prove they actually committed the alleged offence.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mr. O.D. Njoku, granted them bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum while the matter was adjourned to 16th September, 2021, for mention.
However, the defendants were remanded in Correctional Centre at Kirikiri town, Lagos, pending when they will perfect their bail conditions.