A 35-year-old man, Olusola Adebayo, was yesterday charged before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, over the alleged theft of two heavy duty trucks valued at N5.2million.
Adebayo, who resides at 23, Ebegbune St., Ajao Estate, Lagos state, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining under false pretences and stealing.
The prosecutor, ASP Godwin Anyanwu, told the court that Adebayo and two others now at large, on Sept. 10, 2012, approached one Mr. Collins Magboko, and allegedly indicated their interest to purchase his trucks, marked XU 944 JJJ and XX 722 AGC.
According to him, the accused allegedly purchased the trucks after the complainant agreed to installment payments and collected two Diamond Bank cheques dated Sept.10, 2012 and Dec. 11, 2012 from the accused.
Adebayo left two signed cheques dated Sept. 10, 2012 and Dec.11, 2012, as payment for the trucks he purchased.
“Both cheques were, however, dishonoured by the bank where the accused’s account is domiciled, based on insufficient funds and the accused has since refused to pay for the trucks,” Anyanwu said.
He said the offences contravened Sections 285, 312 and 409 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Mrs. Yewande Aje-Afunwa, granted the accused bail in the sum of N500, 000 and two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case till July 11, for hearing. (NAN)