Chukwu Darlington was on Tuesday arraigned before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing, killing and eating two turkeys in the Sari-Iganmu area of Lagos state.
Solomon Agwuocha, who reported the crime to the police said his turkeys were worth N35,000.
The 23-year-old man pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
The police prosecutor, Sgt. Christopher Okoliko who arraigned the suspect told the court that, “The accused allegedly stole the two live turkeys, property of the complainant, Solomon Agwuocha, who lives in the same neighborhood with him.”
“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 News Agency of Nigeria reports that the offences carry jail terms ranging from two to three years.
The Magistrate, Mrs. M.I. Dan-Oni, adjourned the case till September 13.