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Driver arraigned for stealing employer’s property

Posted: Apr 28, 2015 at 3:26 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

A 28-year-old driver, Friday Okonoboh, has been arraigned before a Somolu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing his employer’s property.

The accused is being tried on a charge of stealing.

Police prosecutor, Nurudeen Thomas, said the accused committed the offence on April 13 at about 6.30 a.m. at No. 26, Ajose St., Mende in Maryland, Lagos.

Thomas said the suspect, who was employed by the complainant, Mrs Olajumoke Aderounmu, as her personal driver, looted the home of the woman and escaped to Edo State to sell off what he stole.

He said the property stolen included a Toyota Corolla car marked KTU 548 CB valued at N2.5 million and laptops valued at N500,000.

Other items are shoes, clothes and glass cups.

“The accused sold the stolen items and converted the money to personal use,’’ the prosecutor said.

He said all the items had, however, been recovered.

According to him, the offence contravenes Section 285 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.

Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi, the Chief Magistrate, granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She then adjourned the case till June 19 for trial.