A 27-year-old industrial bus driver, Mashudu Rabiu, has been arraigned earlier than an Ogba Magistrates’ Court docket for allegedly stealing three trailers recovered by the police from a suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans.
The defendant, whose residential tackle was not supplied, is going through two counts of conspiracy and stealing.
Based on the police prosecutor, Inspector Raphael Donny, the defendant allegedly conspired with others nonetheless at massive to steal the trailers valued at N10.5m, which have been recovered by the police from the suspected kidnap kingpin, whose case is already in court docket.
Donny mentioned the defendant dedicated the offences on December 10, 2018, round 3am within the Amuwo Odofin space of Lagos.
Donny said, “The defendant conspired with the safety guard on the place the place the displays have been saved and took the trailers to an unknown vacation spot.
“The defendant was arrested in Katsina and introduced again to Lagos to reply to the costs.”
The costs learn, “That you just, Mashudu Rabiu, and others now at massive, on December 10, 2018, round 3am, at Amuwo Odofin, Lagos, within the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire amongst yourselves to commit felony to wit; stealing.
“That you just, Mashudu Rabiu, and others now at massive on the identical date, time and place within the aforementioned magisterial district, did steal three trailers valued at N10.5m, the property of 1 suspected kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, aka Evans.”
The offences, in keeping with the prosecutor, contravene sections 287 and 411 of the Felony Legislation of Lagos State, 2015 (revised).
The prosecutor mentioned Part 287 of the regulation attracted a seven-year jail time period for stealing, whereas Part 411 stipulated two years in jail for conspiracy.
The defendant pleaded not responsible to the costs.
The presiding Justice of the Peace, Mrs B. O. Osunsemi, admitted the defendant to bail within the sum of N2m with two accountable sureties in like sum.
Osunsemi mentioned the sureties should be gainfully employed with proof of two years tax fee to the Lagos State Authorities and have their addresses verified by the court docket.
She added that the sureties should reside throughout the court docket’s jurisdiction and adjourned the case until March 23 for listening to.