Stephen Wambugu Thunguri was found guilty of burglary and stealing an underwear, pillow, bedding, trouser, sweater and other items all worth up to Sh40,000 properties of John Wambugu on the night of 3rd and 4th June, 2015 in Thunguri village In Nyeri county.
In his appeal at higher court, he cited lower court erred by believing that the items were on his possession, that he was not given warning when he confessed and that case was weak.
In the lower court it was alleged that the Stephen forcefully broke and entered the house before committing the offence.
Appearing as a witness, a taxi driver said that he was on his way from Othaya when he saw an assortment of household goods besides the road at around midnight and called his neighbor and a village elder who summoned the police.As they waited for the police, Stephen arrived on a motorcycle and informed them that those items were his and that he was in the process of moving house.
The motorcycle rider who drove Stephen further testified that the Stephen woke him up at 1.00 am on 4th June, 2015 and requested him to carry some goods for him.
He knew him because he was his uncle and together they proceeded to the scene where the goods were and met with the other witnesses. He further identified the goods in court as those that were at the scene.
According to the court record, the complainant (John Wambugu) was in Nairobi when his mother called and informed him that his house had been broken into.
Indeed, he returned to find that the padlock with which he had locked his house broken and several items from the house stolen.
He made a report to the police at Othaya police station, who told him that his properties had in fact been recovered. He identified them at the police station and also in court where they were exhibited as evidence.
In his defence, the accused (stephen) stated that on 3rd June, 2015 he had been working in Othaya town until 10:30 PM when he went to a bar and later hired a motor cycle to take him home. While on their way, they encountered a motor vehicle with lights on.
Out of curiosity, they stopped and met a taxi driver and the village elder at the scene. These two people, according to the stephen, said that he claimed the goods to be his and it is then that he was arrested and taken to Othaya police station.
“As to whether a felony had been committed after the break-in, both the complainant and his mother led consistent and uncontroverted evidence to the effect that those items or properties found by the roadside were the complainant’s” partly reads judgment delivered on 2nd June by High Court Judge Jairus Ngaah.
Adding that “these items were carted away from the complainant’s house after it had been broken into appears to me to be a logical and the prosecution proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.”
According to the court document signed on 2nd June 2017 the prosecution proved to the required standard was incompatible with the innocence of the appellant and incapable of explanation upon any other reasonable hypothesis than that of his guilt.
“I therefore find that the appellant was properly convicted and sentenced. His appeal does not have any merit and it is hereby dismissed,” concluded Jairus Ngaah..
Employment seeking girl steals N108k from her prospective employer
Opportunity comes but once, this young girl believes as she stole N108k from her prospective employer. A female jobseeker has been captured for taking One Hundred and Eight Thousand Naira amid her prospective employee meeting in Delta State.
It was accumulated that the businessperson at the organization had ventured out to get something, leaving the suspect in the workplace. The young lady professedly utilized the chance to take N108k and fled.
Good fortune, be that as it may, ran out on her, days after the fact, while going through the road where the workplace is found. She was expeditiously caught and dragged to her home where the rest of the cash was recovered.
Lagos tenant uses Landlord’s apartment to dupe house appliance vendors of N50 million
Hey peepz, I have a gist tho I don’t know if it’s true or not..But I will say it Sha. I was just walking on the street 2receive fresh air when I saw a couple. d man was telling his wife about an incident. I kukuma slowed down an walked behind them to hear d full gist.
It was more like a scam story. A certain man walked up to a Landlord in our area and requested to rent his apartment for 2 months, with the excuse that he was traveling to Canada and just came to Lagos for the Visa Processing.. They agreed on 150K.
The man paid and took ownership of the apartment.He then went out to Vendors in town and negotiated to buy expensive items on lease. With installment payment plans.. He was said to have collected home appliance worth N50,000,000 from various vendors.
He then took them all to the apartment one by one to build trust. At least once they know he lives there, they can easily come around and pack their stuffs if he defaults, these people didn’t know what would hit them was going to be deadlier than Tsunami.
As agreed with the Landlord, the man packed out even earlier than expected… Left with all the items, of which he had not finished the payment..and the Landlord was so happy to have struck a better deal He immediately rented out the apartment to another family.
One by one, the creditors began to come in and same story was relieved to them.. Some fainted, some threatened hell fire …. To cut the long story short, Baba Ijebu was arrested alongside the new tenant.. You know Naija now… #POLICE no wan hear wuen
They were only saved after a Landlord intervened. He is a legal practitioner and took up the case. But sincerely speaking. I wonder how some people feel at rest knowing fully well their victims would suffer. I guess it all centers on lack of conscience. This is bad #dojon
It was more like a scam story. 🙆 A certain man walked up to a Landlord in our area and requested to rent his apartment for 2 months, with the excuse that he was traveling to Canada 🍁 and just came to Lagos for the Visa Processing.. They agreed on 150K.
— Diary of a Jobless Nigerian Youth (@wenogetjob) May 15, 2018
How a middle-aged man died after withdrawing N100,200 from the bank will shock you
What could have taken the life of a middle-aged man, identified only as Muyibi, who collapsed and died in a commercial cab in the Ojota area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro reports that Muyibi boarded the cab after withdrawing money from a United Bank for Africa branch in the Ogudu area. Then the driver had turned to to take his fee from Muyibi when he realized the man had become motionless. After reaching the terminus, a resident told Punch’s correspondent that the driver alighted from the cab to slightly push Muyibi, who was cold.
The resident, who did not want to be identified, said,
“The driver had picked some other passengers along the way, and they had all paid and dropped off at their various bus stops.
“When the victim did not respond when they got to the terminus, the driver parked the cab to rouse him, but he was cold.
The driver raised the alarm, which drew the attention of commuters and passersby to the scene. People checked him and discovered that the man was dead.”
Policemen from the Ogudu division were said to have been alerted to the incident. The driver’s vehicle was impounded just like that, while the man’s body was deposited in a morgue.
A source person at the terminus who spoke with Punch newspaper confirmed the incident, saying:
“It happened around 3pm on Friday. The man went to withdraw some money in UBA. The Ogudu Divisional Police Officer was compassionate; she pitied the cab driver, who had become jittery.
Although the man was not detained, his cab was impounded at the station pending when the deceased’s family would show up,” he added.
Lagos state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, said the police recovered N100,200 from the victim’s bag.
“The man was on his way to Ojota when he collapsed and died. We recovered the sum of N100,200 from his bag.
He also had a phone, which had a new SIM card. There is no contact on the phone and nobody has called him. We have a lead as to where he could be living.
His body has been deposited in a morgue for autopsy.”
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