Transport agent steals N410,000 from exporters in Apapa

Apapa Magistrates’ Court. PHOTO CREDIT: SHIPS & PORTS archive.

A 42-year-old transport agent, Bukola Alamu, was on Friday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing N410,000 from exporters in Apapa.

Alamu is facing a two-count charge of false pretence and stealing.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Friday Inedu, told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in September 2018 at about 9:10am at Apapa.

“The defendant obtained from one Mohammed and Saheed the sum of N410,000 on the pretence to carry export from Sagamu knowing same to be false,” Inedu said.

The prosecutor also said that the defendant stole N410,000 belonging to one Mohammed and Saheed.

According to him, the offences are punishable under sections 314 and 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

Magistrate Temitope Babalola granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

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

He adjourned the matter till February 25, 2019 for mention.