Lagos police arraign lawyer for N19.2m theft


A 45-year-old lawyer, Kelvin Abiodun-Olu, who allegedly stole N19.2 million and destroyed property worth N7.5 million, has been arraigned by the police before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court in Lagos Island.

The defendant, who is facing a five-count bordering on conspiracy, stealing, malicious damage, assault, and breach of peace on a charge marked L/14/2023, was on Wednesday docked before Magistrate T. O. Babalola.

The prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police Francis Igbenose, told the court that the defendant and his alleged accomplices committed the offences between January 28 and February 4, 2023.


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He said that the incident took place at about 11pm at No. 34b, Talabi Street, Boet Estate, ABC Bus Stop, Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, Lagos.

The prosecutor alleged that Olu and others at large “stole two Crocodile shoes valued at N150,000, one brown belt valued at N375,000, one wallet valued at N225,000, two Nike shoes valued at N150,000, Movado wristwatch valued at N9,000, Rolex wristwatch valued at N7,500,000, buckle sandal valued at N80,000, black wall frame with silver leaf valued at N60,000, Tecno Pop 6 (smartphone) valued at N65,000, Techo Pop 3 (smartphone) valued at N45,000 and eight bundles of new wrappers valued at N64,000.”

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