A lawyer, Kelvin Abiodun Olu, has been arraigned before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court, Lagos, over alleged 19.2million theft and N7.5million property damage.

Abiodun, 45, was arraigned before the court presided over by Magistrate T. O. Babalola on five counts of alleged conspiracy, stealing, malicious damage assault, and breach of peace on a charge marked L/14/2023, by the Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos.

The prosecutor, Francis Igbenose, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) told the court that Olu and his alleged accomplices committed the offences between January 28 and February 4, 2023 at about 11pm at 34b, Talabi Street, Boet Estate, ABC Bus Stop, Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja, Lagos.

The prosecutor told the court that Olu and others at large “did steal 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 valued at N65,000), Techo Pop 3 valued at N45,000, eight bundles of new wrappers valued at N64,000).”

He further told the court that the lawyer and his co-defendants, who are now at large, also stole a “Nutribullet blender SS plus valued at N95,000, wireless bluetooth speaker valued at at N15,000, 12 company Glo sim cards and one Airtel sim card.”

The allegedly stolen items were valued by the police at N19,296,300 and said to be the property of Mr. Jude Obiakor and Mrs. Obiakor Onyinye Jacinta.

The police further said the defendant damaged a treadmill valued at N375,000, sofa worth N2.250,000, a North Shore table of N1.875m and an LG3 French door with ice maker valued at N3m.

According to the police, Olu and others at large “did unlawfully assault one Obiakor Onyinye Jacinta, wife of one Jude Obiakor by pushing her to the gate.”

In count five, the lawyer and others were said to have conducted himself “in a manner likely to cause a breach of public peace by unlawfully detaining properties belonging to one Mr. Jude Obiakor and Mrs. Obiakor Onyinye Jacinta”.

ASP Igbenose said the lawyer’s actions contravened Sections 144, 168(d), 172, 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State,  2015.

Mr. Olu pleaded not guilty to each count.

Magistrate Babalola granted him bail on self recognizance.

He adjourned till May 22, for mention.