Okada Rider Charged With Stealing 2 Bikes


A man who allegedly stole two motorcycles bought for him to work as an okada rider,  Tajudeen Waidi, 25, has been arrested and charged to court.

Police prosecutor, ASP Eyo Uwai, in a two-count charge filed before the Ogudu  Magistrate’s Court in Lagos alleged that the suspect conspired with others now at large  to commit felony and stole two Bajaj motorcycles with registration numbers QY723AAA and   and QV541 MUS all valued at N320,000 belonging to Mrs. Mudeshiru Mojirayo.

P.M.NEWS learnt that the husband of the complainant, a serving Deputy Superintendent of  Police, DSP informed his subordinates of the missing motorcycles and the rider who also  ran away.

One of the policemen arrested him doing a raid and he was taken to the police station.  There, he mentioned the name of the owner of the okada police contacted Mrs. Mudashiru  Mojirayo.

It was gathered that the complainant told the policemen that she hass been looking for  the suspect who had ran away with the two okadas she gave to him to ride. After police  investigation, they charged the matter to court.

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Police said the offence committed on 3 August, 2010 are punishable under Sections 156 and  390(9) of the Criminal Code cap C17 laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.

When the charge ws read to him, hee pleaded not guilty.

The trial magistrtate, Mrs. Bola Folarin Williams granted him bail in the sum of N30,000  with two suretires in the like sum who must produce evidence of tax payment to the Lagos  State government.

The case has been adjourned till 20 October, 2010.

—Oluwatunmise Ige

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