Man pleads guilty to stealing truck parts in Apapa

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A 42-year-old man identified as Usman Babayaro was on Friday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing truck parts.

Babayaro is facing a two-count charge of false pretense and stealing.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Friday Inedu told the court that the defendant committed the offences on June 23, 2018 at
about 8am at Jakande Garage, Berger Suya, Olodi-Apapa.

“The defendant obtained one Mack truck damper rubber valued at N37,000 property of one Amodu Adamu with the pretence that he was going to pay the complainant his money, a representation which he knew to be false,” Inedu said.

According to him, the offences are punishable under sections 314 and 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charges against him.

Magistrate Temitope Babalola adjourned the case till July 23, 2018 for facts and sentence.
In a separate matter, a 48-year-old truck driver, Kamaldeen Idris was on Friday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a truck belonging to Royal Salt Company, Apapa.

Idris is facing a two-count charge bothering on conspiracy and stealing.

The port prosecutor, Alexander Esebamen told the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 12, 2018 at Royal Salt Company, KLT Phase 1, Apapa.

“The defendant conspired together with one at large to steal one Volvo truck with registration number FKJ 602 XR valued at N12.8 million property of Royal Salt Company,” Esebamen said.

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

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Magistrate K.A Ariyo granted the defendant bail in the sum of N1 million with one responsible surety.

She adjourned the case till August 7, 2018 for mention.

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