Police arraign truck driver, motor boy for diesel theft

Police arraign truck driver, motor boy for diesel theft

A truck driver, Sunday Oladeyekun and his motor boy, Lateef Olowokere, were on Monday arraigned for allegedly in a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court
for stealing 70 litres of diesel valued at N16,000, property of Dangote Oil Refinery, Lagos.

Oladeyekun, 42, who resides at No. 27, Aino St., Ibandan and Olowokere, 27, who resides in Ajegunle, Lagos, are facing two counts of conspiracy and theft.

The prosecutor, ASP Fidelis Dike told the court that the duo committed the offence on Sept 20 at 2 a.m. at Dangote Oil Refinery, Lagos.

Dike alleged that the truck driver and his motor boy were apprehended
by a security guard while they were stealing the diesel from a truck parked in the premises of the plant.

The offence contravened sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which stipulates three years and two years imprisonment respectively for offenders, he said.

After the charges were read to Oladeyekun and Olowokere, they pleaded
not guilty.

The Magistrate, Omolaja Kazeem, admitted the accused persons to bail in the sum of N5,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

He ordered that the sureties must be responsible and gainfully employed.

The Magistrate adjourned the case until Nov. 22 for mention.