The Police has arraigned a two-time House of Representatives member, Nze Chidi Duru and a senior lawyer, Smart Iheazor before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing three office files and one HP Laptop valued at N250,000, property of an Abuja-based firm.

The Police has arraigned a two-time House of Representatives member, Nze Chidi Duru and a senior lawyer, Smart Iheazor before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing three office files and one HP Laptop valued at N250,000, property of an Abuja-based firm.

The Police has arraigned a two-time House of Representatives member, Nze Chidi Duru and a senior lawyer, Smart Iheazor before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly stealing three office files and one HP Laptop valued at N250,000, property of an Abuja-based firm.

They are standing a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing, breach of peace and impersonation.

According to the prosecuting counsel Mr. P. O Idenyenmia, the offence was punishable under Sections 409, 285, 166 (d) and 378 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011. Both defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The case was however adjourned to March 9 by Magistrate A. A. Adefulire after granting the defendants N500,000 bail each with one surety in the like sum.

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