Three men, Adele Abidemi Babatunde, 56; Idowu Ayodele, 47; and Okechukwu Alozie, 35 have been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing water pipe belonging to the Lagos State Water Cooperation Board. The pipe is valued at N2.2 million.
The police prosecutor, Peter Nwaogu, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on October 21, 2017.
The suspects pleaded not guilty to the two counts charge of stealing leveled against them.
The presiding magistrate, Aje Afunwa, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum. The case was adjourned till January 24, 2018 for mention.
By Raphael Adenaike