A jobless man and ex-convict,Valentine Thomas, 30, has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly eating food and drinking wines with his two girl friends at Victoria Crown Palace Hotel ,VCP, Victoria Island, Lagos without money in his pocket. The arrest of the accused was ordered by the Divional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Bar Beach Division,CSP Olusegun Ajamolaya following a complaint by the management of Victoria Crown Palace Hotel represented by by Daniel Eyirisan. The police also accused the suspect from Tiv town, Benue State, North Central Nigeria of stealing a Techno Canon C9 model valued at N56,000 belonging to his lawyer, Henry Orarotimi in Yaba.
Police alleged that the lawyer lost his phone to the accused when he begged him at Yaba bus stop as his lawyer to give him the phone to call the person who would bring money for him to perfect his bail when he was arrested on 8 August, 2017 for eating food and drinking beer worth N22,500 at Penisula Hotel, Lekki and escaped. The accused, a resident of Pako GRA, Ogudu, was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate Court on a three-count charge of felony to wit, obtaining food and assorted drinks valued at N173,450 and failed to pay knowing fully well that there was no money and stealing.