Man Docked For Stealing Own Okada From Police Station


A 24-year old man, Godswill Ndubisi, has been charged to a Lagos court for allegedly stealing his seized motorcycle at a police station in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

Ndubisi was arrested and charged to Apapa Magistrate’s Court with theft by the police at Ajeromi Police Division, Ajegunle, where the motorcycle was stolen.

The Enugu State-born man claimed that the police impounded his motorcycle  along the road and threatened to transfer the case to Alausa where he believed it  would be finally forfeited to the Lagos State government.

He argued that he did not steal the motorcycle  but only went to the police station to pick it, adding that he  would blame himself if he did not do  so.

P.M.NEWS gathered that Ndubisi was accosted by the police for flaunting traffic laws.

He pleaded with the police who insisted that he contravened the law and thereby seized the motorcycle.

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When  the police did not release the bike, it was alleged that Ndubisi sneaked into the station  and used his spare key to drive the motorcycle with registration number, QX 646 FS  away.

His action caused confusion at the station after they discovered that the motorcycle  was missing.

P.M.NEWS gathered that when  Ndubisi  was later arrested, he confessed that he did so in order to save his  motorcycle.

The prosecutor, Mr Kalu Uche, told the court that the offence Ndubisi committed was contrary to Section 285 of the Criminal Code Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2011.

He pleaded not guilty and the presiding magistrate, Mr A K Shonubi, granted him bail in the sum of N30,000 with one surety in like sum.

—Cyriacus Izuekwe

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