A 38-year-old guard, Micheal Aniefie, who allegedly stole seven cans of drinks valued at N700 was on Tuesday in Lagos remanded in prison pending the fulfillment of his bail conditions. An Ikeja Magistrates' Court, which gave the ruling, directed that the accused should be kept in Kirikiri Prisons.
The Magistrate, Mr A.A. Adesanya, had granted the accused bail in the sum of N5, 000 with one surety in like sum. Aniefie, however, could not immediately meet the bail condition and was remanded in prison.
The accused, a resident of Agege area of Lagos, is being tried for stealing. The Prosecutor, Insp. George Nwosu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 31 at Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos.
Nwosu said that the accused stole seven cans of Orijin Zero drinks valued at N700, products of Guinness Nigeria Plc. "The accused stole seven can of drinks from the warehouse," he said.
Nwosu said that the accused was caught with those drinks when he was searched at the end of his shift. “When the accused was intercepted at the gate and searched, seven can of Orijin drinks were found in his bag," he said.
Nwosu said the offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. Section 285 provides that if convicted, the accused is liable to three years imprisonment.