Badagry - A 36-year-old
mechanic, Bolaji Ojo, was on Thursday arraigned in a Badagry Chief Magistrates’
Court for allegedly stealing three gallons of motor engine oil valued at
The accused of unknown address is facing a one -count
-charge of stealing.
The prosecutor, Insp. Innocent Uko told the court that the
accused committed the offence on Dec 1, 2015 at 3p.m., at Akonwonje St.in Ajara
area of Badagry.
Uko said that the accused stole the engine oil from one of
his customers, Mr Taiwo Akin.
"The complaint dropped his car with the accused for him to
fix, and he also left three gallons of engine oil in the booth.
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"When the complaint came back to get his car, he noticed
that the gallons of oil were missing,’’ he said.
The prosecutor said that the offence committed was
punishable under Section 285 (1) of the Criminal Law, Laws of Lagos State
The accused pleaded not guilty to the offence.
Counsel to the accused, Mr Jeff Nwaeze pleaded with the
court to grant bail to the accused since the offence committed was bail able.
He added that his client would always attend future court
hearings and would not jump bail.
The Magistrate, Mr Abiodun Etti , granted bail to the
accused in the sum of N50,000 and one surety, who must provide evidence of tax
payment to the Lagos State Government.
The case was adjourned till Jan. 7 for further hearing.