38-Year Old Man Docked For Stealing

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A 38-year old man, Chukwuma Eugene, has been arraigned before an Ikeja magistrates court, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, for fraud.

He was docked on a four-count charge of stealing, felony,  conspiracy and obtaining goods under false pretence.

The four counts in the suit number MIK/A/141/2012 read: “That you chukwuma Eugene on 27 July, at Rigid Park Nig.Ltd., Oba Akran Road, Ikeja, Lagos, in the Lagos magisterial district, did conspire to commit felony to wit; stealing, obtaining goods by false pretence and fraud;

“That you, Chukwuma Eugene, did fraudulently obtain one truck of petroleum product worth  N3,238,000 from one Dr. John Umude;

“That you, Chukwuma Eugene, did with intent to defraud issue a post dated Fidelity  Bank Plc cheque with S/N 07143917 of Ellabum Nig. Ltd. account number 4010550099 of N3,230,000, a representation you knew to be false;

“That you, Chukwuma Eugene, did steal the sum of N3,238,000 property of Dr. John Umude”

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The prosecutor, Barth Nwaokenye, said the offences contravened section 409, section 312(a)(b)(3), section 314 (b) section 285 of the criminal law of Lagos State 2011.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Chife Magistrate Taiwo Akanni granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum

The case was adjourned to 19 November.

—Ayoyinka Babade