Court further adjourns case of 3 men charged for stealing at ENL Terminal


The case involving three men, Collins Michael, 25, Raji Olanrewaju, 22, and Animashaun Sodiq, 23 arraigned before an Apapa Magistrate Court on a four-count offence of breaking, stealing, falsehood and entering the port without Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) pass has been further adjourned till 19th December, 2016

The case which was earlier adjourned till yesterday could not be heard because the Magistrate was away in Dubai on a compulsory course.

At the earlier hearing, the prosecutor, Alexander Esebamen told the court that the accused committed the offence on October 18, 2016 to steal 6 pieces of plywood valued at N90,000 – property of ENL Consortium Ltd.

He said the incident occurred at about 0130hours at ENL Terminal in Lagos Port Complex Apapa where the accused secretly gained access into the port without the NPA pass and disguising as dockworkers.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 409, 285 (1) and 378 (1) and 398 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2011. All the defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mrs Osho Adebiyi gave the defendants a bail of N100, 000 in like sum with a surety each and adjourned the case till November 7 for hearing.


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