A 35-year-old man, Azuka Mbadugbe, was on Monday docked before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing his landlady’s eight pants valued 80 dollars (about N12,480).
Other items allegedly stolen by the accused include six leggies valued at 160 dollars (N24,960), one Canon camera phone worth N250,000 and 36 pieces of umbrella costing N12,600.
Mbadugbe who lives at 2, Igi-Olugbi St., Bariga, Lagos, is facing a one-count charge of stealing.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The prosecutor, Insp. Kemi Adeniran, told the court that the accused had on Sept. 8 at about 4:30 p.m. burgled his landlady’s apartment at No. 2, Igi-Olugbi St., Bariga, Lagos, and stole the above-named items totalling N300,040.
Adeniran said that the items belonged to one Mrs Adeola Alowonle.
She said that the accused had been living in one of the boys’ quarters for the past three years.
The prosecutor explained that the accused unlawfully broke into the complainant’s apartment when she was on a foreign trip.
“When the landlady came back, she discovered that her apartment had been broken into and subsequently discovered that some of her properties were missing,” she said.
The prosecutor said that upon investigation, the duplicate key to the landlady’s apartment was found with the accused.
She said the offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
Magistrate I.O Afunwa granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like and adjourned the case till Oct. 22. What will cause a 35 year old man to steal his Landlady’s underwear.