Man Arraigned For Stealing Sugar

Man Arraigned For Stealing Sugar | Daily Report Nigeria

Lagos– Police have arraigned a 40-year-old man, Lasisi Babatunde, for stealing sugar worth N2.4m.

Babatunde was arraigned on February 1, 2023, before Magistrate L A Owolabi of an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court sitting in the Ogba area of the state.

The defendant was facing two counts of aiding escape and theft, preferred against him by the police.

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The police prosecutor, Inspector Aidamebor Victoria, said the defendant committed the offences in April 2022.

Omohomion Ikhayere, the prosecutor, held that the offences were punishable under sections 411 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

Part of the charges read:

That you, Lasisi Babatunde, and other at large, sometime in April 2022, around 5pm in the Ikeja Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to aid one Segun Ayorinde, driver of GPC Energy and Logistics Limited of No 4B, Regina Coker Street, Ikeja, Lagos, to escape from the company.

“That you did steal sugar valued at N2.4m only belonging to GPC Energy and Logistics Limited of No 4B Regina Coker Street, Ikeja, Lagos.”

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Magistrate Owolabi granted him bail for the sum of four hundred thousand naira, including two responsible sureties in like amount.

Thereafter, Owolabi adjourned the case till February 13, 2023, for trial.

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