Two men, Adamu Nazifi and Dan-Azumi Ibrahim, have been arraigned before an Ebute Metta Chief Magistrates’ Court for vandalising and stealing armoured cables and rail track clips valued at N45m.

The defendants were arraigned on three counts of vandalism, stealing, and wilful damage to power cables and track clips.

The police prosecutor, ASP Jibo Katuka, told the court that the defendants committed the crime on October 20, 2022, at the Ikeja/Asokoko/Agege railway line of Lagos State.

He said they were apprehended on Sunday, November 20, 2022, by officers of the Railway Police Command headquarters in the state.

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The charges read in part, “That you, Adamu Nazifi, Dan-Azumi Ibrahim, and others now at large, on or before November 20, 2022, around 2am along Ikeja/Asokoko/Agege railway line of Lagos, in the Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit, vandalism, stealing, wilful damage and thereby committed an offense punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the offense.

The Magistrate, F.F George remanded the defendants in prison custody until the next adjourned date. The case was adjourned till November 25, 2022.

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