1st December, 2010
Seven Hi-tech Construction workers have been arrested by the police at Isheri OshunÂ for stealing the companyâ€™s iron rods meant for the construction ofÂ Isheri-Oshun-Ijegun road, Lagos, Nigeria.
The defendants were alleged to have indulged in stealing the rods while the companyÂ continued to replace them until they were caught.
The workers, who are now remanded in prison custody pending when they would meetÂ their bail conditions, include Lawrence Emmanuel, 29, Kenneth Emmanuel, 29, AburiekeÂ Owen, 27, Rasheed Olarewaju, 28, Adex Adeleke, 27, Collin Njoku, 25 and 35-year oldÂ Umoh.
The defendants were caught when they attempted to cart away some pieces of iron rodÂ worth N50,000.
They were charged to Ejigbo Magistrateâ€™s Court where they pleaded not guilty to theÂ charges.
The magistrate, Mrs. M. B. Folami, granted them bail in the sum of N25,000 with oneÂ responsible surety.
The matter has been adjourned till 20 December, 2010, while the defendants wereÂ remanded in Kirikiri Prison, Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria, pending when they will meet theÂ bail conditions.