Court remands bus conductor in custody for stealing employer’s vehicle

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By Tomisin Erogbogbo


Lagos – A Tinubu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Thursday, ordered the remand of a 22-year-old bus conductor, Isiah Moses at a the Ikoyi Custodial Centre for running away with his employer’s bus valued N1.4 million.
The magistrate, Mrs A.M Olumide-Fusika, gave the order after the defendant, who was charged with stealing, pleaded guilty to the charge.
She adjourned the case until Dec. 30 for facts and sentence.
The prosecutor, Insp Ben Ekundayo, earlier told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. at Obalende South West, Ikoyi, Lagos.
He said that the defendant stole a T4 bus with Registration No. KRD 02 XU, valued N1.4million.
Ekundayo added that the vehicle, which was used for commercial purposes belonged to his employer, one Mr Patrick Iyorobhe, who also doubles as the driver of the bus.
“Moses, who Iyorobhe told to take the bus to the usual parking spot, fled with the bus to Ibadan, Oyo State and sold it for N50,000.
“The offence contravenes Section 287 (7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015; which stipulates seven years imprisonment for stealing from one’s employer,” he said.

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