A 23-year-old man, Chukwu Darlington, who allegedly stole two live turkeys in Lagos and ate them, has been released on bail in the sum of N50, 000 with one surety in like sum. He was arraigned before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
The accused is facing a three-count of conspiracy and stealing.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.
“The accused allegedly stole the two live turkeys, property of the complainant, Solomon Agwuocha, who lives in the same neighborhood with him,” the prosecutor, Sgt. Christopher Okoliko, told the court.
He put the value of the turkeys at N35,000.
According to Okoliko, the offences were committed at Ojoajeje Close, Sari-Iganmu on June 8.
“Darlington and his group killed the two live turkeys and ate them without the consent of the owner. The accused ran away after committing the crime,” he added.
The offences contravened sections 285 (1), 289 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The Magistrate, Mrs. M.I. Dan-Oni, adjourned the case till September 13.