Importer drags man to court over N530,000 theft


A 26-year-old man, identified as Peter Oladaso, was on Friday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing N530,000 being the amount of items sold and converted to personal use.

Oladaso is facing a one-count charge bordering on stealing.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Kolade Tedunjaye, told the court that the defendant committed the offence between November 27, 2018 and January 15, 2019 at Freedom Market, Kirikiri Town, Lagos.

“The defendant sold 18 television sets valued at N360,000, seven juice machines valued at N130,000, and one baby swing machine valued at N40,000. Total valued at N530,000 and converted the same to personal use property of one David Achibeng,” Tedunjaye said.

According to her, the offence is punishable under section 287(7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge brought against him.

Magistrate B.M Amore granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two responsible sureties in like sum.

The sureties, according to the Magistrate must furnish the court with evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

One of the sureties must be a resident of Lagos State.

He adjourned the case till February 7, 2019 for mention.