Court grants bail to an alleged oil thief with N100,000


Apapa Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday granted bail to an alleged oil thief to the tune of N100,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

The prosecuting counsel, Sergeant Marvelous Anim told the court that the defendant, 34-year-old Izuchukwu Ashiegbu on July 30, 2017 at no, 14b Park Lane, Apapa stole 750 litres of diesel valued at N127,500, property of Dozzy Oil & Gas Ltd.

Anim said the offence contravened section 280 (1) (a&b) of the criminal law of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of stealing.

The Magistrate, Mrs A.I.O Alaka adjourned the case till August 29, 2017 for mention.