1st July, 2011
A Lagos-based transport company, The Young Shall Grow Motors at Maza Maza, Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, has been burgled and millions of naira reportedly carted away.
The money was kept in their strong room at the companyâ€™s annex at Old Ojo Road, Maza Maza, Lagos.
As at the time of filing this report it was not certain how much was stolen, but a staff of the company who does not want his name mentioned, confirmed that it was in millions.
P.M.NEWS gathered that the thieves went to the annex at Old Ojo Road, Maza Maza, Lagos in the night, broke their strong room and carted away the money.
The burglary and stealing was discovered in the morning when workers resumed for duty.
How the thieves gained access into the large expanse office compound to steal the money was still shocking to some of their staff.
This is because the place is always busy as buses from the states and outside Nigeria load passengers and drop off others almost every hour of day at the bus terminus.
The matter was reported at Satellite Police Station and the police have begun to investigate it.
When P.M.NEWS visited the station, the police confirmed the incident.The police also told our reporter that two suspects, Charles Eze, 35 and a 19-year old girl Comfort Mbah have been arrested in connection with the crime.
They have been charged to Apapa magistrateâ€™s court for burglary and stealing under section 390 and 413 of the criminal code 2003.
When P.M.NEWS visited the annex, the security men confirmed the incident but could not say how much was stolen.
Efforts to see the manager proved abortive as he was not around when P.M.NEWS visited the company.