3 Docked For Theft

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Policemen at the Oke-Odo Station have arraigned three friends before Magistrate Owolabi Komolafe of the Abule-Egba Magistrate’s Court for stealing a trailer gear box and wire.

The friends, Taiwo Ofumen, 20, Saheed Owolabi, 25 and Mudasiru Ibrahim, 22, were charged with stealing the items worth N330,000 belonging to Oye Investment Limited, Abule Tailor.

The prosecuting police officer, Lugard Ahonle said that the offences are punishable under Sections 390 (9) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 32, Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2004.

The charge reads: “That you, Taiwo Ofumen, Saheed Owolabi and Mudasiru Ibrahim on 19 May, 2011 at 2, Atiekoja Street, Abule Tailor, Lagos in the Ikeja magisterial district did conspire to commit felony, to wit, stealing a complete gear box worth N130,000 and complete trailer wire worth N200,000, property of Oye Investment Limited, Abule Tailor.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges and the magistrate, Mr. Owolabi Komolafe granted them bail in the sum of N50,000 each.

The case has been adjourned till 27 July, 2011 for further hearing.

—Tomiwa Ogunlade