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Driver appears in court over alleged theft

23 April 2015, 08:33Peter Dada

Lagos - A 43-year-old driver, Olusegun Bolaji, who allegedly stole N600, 000 and other items from his employer, was on Wednesday docked before an Igbosere Magistrates' Court, Lagos.

Bolaji, who resides at No. 1, Babalola Street, Anfani- Challenge, Ibadan, Oyo State, is standing trial on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecutor, Inspector Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused committed the offences on February 9, at 10 a.m., at No. 2/3, Onikoyi Lane, Parkview Estate in Ikoyi, Lagos State.

He said that the accused conspired with others still at large to steal 3,000 US dollars (an equivalent of N600, 000) and one necklace valued N25, 000, property of one Kennedy Njideofor.

Ogu said that the accused committed the offences while in the employment of Njideofor.

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The prosecutor said that the alleged offences contravened Sections 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Section 285 provides that any person who steals any property is guilty of a felony, and liable to three years imprisonment.

Nina Lawani, the counsel to the accused, urged the court to admit the accused to bail on liberal terms.

The magistrate, Ejiro Kubeinje, admitted him to N200,000 bail with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case to April 28, for mention.


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