3 Men In Court Over Alleged Theft Of employer’s Valuables Worth N182k


The Police in Ogun, on Tuesday arraigned three men for allegedly stealing three automatic voltage regulators and other valuable items valued at N182,000 belonging to their employer.

The accused, Oluwaseyi Oladapo, 28; Aluu Richard, 30; and Ebhoma Fortune, 30; whose addresses were unknown, were facing a two-count charge of stealing and conspiracy.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Cynthia Ajezie told the court that the defendants committed the offences at about 9.00 p.m. at Canaan land, Ota.

Ajezie alleged that the defendants, who were staff of America Tower Company, conspired to steal three automatic voltage regulators belonging to their employer.

The prosecutor said that the defendants were caught by the company’s security officials in the act of committing the offence and handled over to the police.

She said that the offences contravened Sections 390 (9) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Senior Magistrate, Mr Shotunde Shotayo, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N200, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

Shotayo ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with an evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government.

The case was adjourned until Nov. 12, for further hearing.

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