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Published On: Sun, Jun 15th, 2014

NSCDC arrest man, 67 for allegedly stealing diesel

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NSCDC arrest man, 67 for allegedly stealing diesel

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa, has arrested one Mohammad Garuba, 67, for allegedly stealing 30 litres of diesel in Gwaram Local Government area.

Mr. Muhammad Gidado NSCDC Commandant in the state told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Saturday that the suspect was arrested in Gwaram town on Friday night.

He said the suspect was arrested by intelligence officers of the command operating in the area while attempting to sell the commodity.

He said the suspect, a generator operator, stole the diesel meant to power one of the bore holes sunk in the area.

Gidado explained that the suspect had confessed that he had been committing the offence for a long period.

He said the suspect would soon be charged to court. (NAN)

Man, 22, arraigned over alleged burglary, theft of mobile phones worth N317,500

22-year-old man who allegedly broke into a shop and stole N317, 500 worth of mobile phones and accessories, was on Friday brought before an Ojokoro Magistrates’ Court, in Lagos.

The defendant, David Olem, of no fixed address, is facing a two-count charge of burglary and theft.

The prosecutor, Insp. Lugard Ahonle, told the court that Olem committed the offences on June 6, at No. 31, Jonathan Coker St, Fagba, Iju-Ishaga, Lagos at 12:45 a.m.

“Olem and others now at large broke into one Idowu Fashola’s shop and stole moblie phones and accessories valued at N317, 500.

“Olem was however, apprehended by the vigilante men whom had been on his trail, while others escaped,” he said.

The alleged offences, according to him, contravened Sections 285 and 307 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs O.A Layinka, subsequently granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum.

She adjourned the case till Aug. 7, for mention. (NAN)


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