Truck driver docked for stealing truck batteries, 30 litres of diesel

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

A 42-year-old truck driver, Saheed Salami, was on Monday arraigned before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing two truck batteries and 30 litres of diesel belonging to one Victor Imoye.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Friday Inedu told the court that the defendant committed the offence on February 5, 2018 at about 10am at Chidi Bus Stop, Apapa.

Inedu said that the defendant stole two truck batteries valued N100,000 and 30 litres of diesel valued N10,000 property of one Victor Imoye.

According to him, the offence contravened Sections 411 and 287 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge brought against him.

Magistrate Temitope Babalola granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties each in like sum.

He adjourned the case till March 26, 2018 for mention.

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