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Published On: Mon, May 26th, 2014

Driver docked for theft of company’s N4m vehicle

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A driver, Taiwo Kuforiji, was yesterday brought before a Suru Lere Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing a Toyota Hilux pick-up valued at N4 million, property of his employer.

The accused, 34, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and failure to park in a safe place.

He, however, pleaded innocence of the offences.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Jimah Iseghede, told the court that the accused had on May 17 stolen a Toyota Hilux pick-up belonging to Welfielf Pyrodynamics Nigeria Ltd.

He alleged that the driver failed to park the vehicle at the designated and secured place to prevent it from being stolen.

Iseghede said the offences contravened Sections 285, 408 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The Magistrate, Mrs. Adenike Adeeyo, granted the driver bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

She adjourned the case to June 3 for mention. (NAN)


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