Three men namely Nasiru Garba, 50, Edwin John Agbo, 40, and Olaniyi Ojelade Abideen, 36 were arraigned at the Apapa Magistrate Court on Friday by the police on two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing 238 bales of flour bags belonging to Dangote Flour Mills Plc.
The allegations brought before the court were that Nasiru Garba, Edwin John Agbo, Olaniyi Ojelade and others now at large, had on September 20, 2016 at Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Apapa Port conspired among themselves to steal thereby committing an offence punishable under section 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011.
The defendants were also accused of stealing 238 bales of flour bags valued at N2, 023,000.00 (Two Million and Twenty Three Thousand Naira) property of Dangote Flour Mills Plc, an offence punishable under section 285 (1) (5) (f) of the criminal law of Lagos State 2011.
All the three defendants pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge. The Defence Counsels told the court that the offences were bail-able and so they prayed the court to give them bail conditions that they could meet. The Prosecutor made no objection to the request.
The Magistrate, Mr A.A Babalola granted them bail in the sum of N250, 000 with two sureties in like sum, evidence of tax payment to Lagos state and evidence of employment. He adjourned the case to December 13, 2016 for mention.
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