Man docked for stealing N5m cashew nuts in Apapa

Four docked for stealing items worth N.7m at Apapa port

A 36-year-old man, identified as Olufemi Amos was on Monday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing cashew nuts worth N5 million in Apapa.

Amos is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecutor, Inspector Feddy Asu told the court that the defendant committed the offences on February 7, 2018 at about 4:45pm along

Apapa-Wharf Road.

According to him, the offences are punishable under sections 411 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. 

Magistrate Mukaila Fadeyi granted the defendant bail in the sum of N250,000 with two responsible sureties.

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

He adjourned the case till July 30, 2018 for mention.

Port security officer bags three months’ jail term

By John Omoaka

An Apapa Magistrates’ Court on Monday sentenced a 21-year-old security officer, Sunday Adah, to three months’ imprisonment for stealing  imported goods worth N200,000 at PTML terminal, Tin Can Island Port

Complex, Lagos.

Adah, a Sovereign Guard security personnel, pleaded guilty to the facts of stealing the items.

The Port Prosecutor, Sergeant Adeniyi Balogun told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 3, 2018 at about 3pm at the terminal.

“The accused stole 117 different denominations of American coins, one

Lexus sensor key, four ball pens and one motor vehicle sensor all valued at N200,000 property of an unknown importer at PTML/Grimaldi Terminal,”

Balogun said.

According to him, the offence is punishable under section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

The Magistrate, Mukaila Fadeyi, sentenced the accused to three months imprisonment with an option of N50,000 fine in lieu.

The Magistrate ordered the Investigation Police Officer (IPO) to ensure that the recovered items are returned to their rightful owners.