Elombah
Take a fresh look at your lifestyle.

2 docked over alleged theft of goods worth N60m

By Deborah Akpede [NAN]

126

Two employees – Taofeek Afolabi, 25, and Lamir Yinusa, 37 – on Tuesday in Lagos appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, charged with stealing a container of goods valued N60 million.

The defendants are being tried for conspiracy and stealing.

The duo allegedly committed the offences on Dec. 7, 2020, at Igando Oloja, Ajah, Lagos, the Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court.

He said the defendants conspired to steal the 45 feet container with registration no. MSKU 469822(0) containing kitchen wares worth N60 million, property of Inland Container Nigeria Ltd. (ICNL).

“The complainant gave the truck to the defendants to deliver the goods inside it to their branch in Kano.

“While on transit the defendants, carted away the goods and were nowhere to be found. They were eventually arrested,” Ayorinde said.

He said the alleged offences contravened Sections 287(7) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287(7) prescribes seven years’ jail term for stealing while section 411 attracts two years for conspiracy.

Following their pleas of not guilty, Magistrate Mrs. Layinka, released the defendants on bail of N1million each with two sureties each in like sum.

Layinka said the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidences of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The magistrate fixed further hearing for March 11. (NAN)

 


© Copyright 2020 ElombahNews.

DISCLAIMER : Opinion articles are solely the responsibility of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of the publishers of ElombahNews!
Would you like to be receiving ALL ElombahNews links ‘On The Go’ on WhatsApp Or Telegram? If yes, join us here on WhatsApp or Telegram, or provide us your Telephone number via publisher@elombah.com or sms/inbox +2349050382526 and you are good to go!
DOWNLOAD ElombahNews mobile app here
Send eyewitness accounts/ reports/ articles  to publisher@elombah.com; follow us on twitter @ElombahNews; like our Facebook page ElombahNews 

For adverts & inquiries, call +447460770987, +2349050382526

Comments are closed.

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

ElombahNews will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.