Driver docked over alleged theft of N275,000 property

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LAGOS – The police in Lagos on Monday arraigned a 24-year-old driver, Rahmon Adeoye, over the theft of property valued at N275,000 belonging to his ex-employer.
Adeoye, who resides at 7, Olowoora Road, Kosofe, in Lagos State, appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on a charge of stealing.
The prosecutor, Insp. Edet Okoi, told the court that the accused committed the offence while he was employed by one Mr Olatunji Egbeyemi, between July 19 and Nov. 6.
He said that the accused committed the offence at 24, Aiyedun St., Olowoora Isheri in Lagos State.
“Adeoye, while working as Mr Egbeyemi’s domestic driver, stole his Sony camera, Toshiba laptop and Samsung Galaxy tab, all valued at N275,000,” Okoi said.
The prosecutor explained that the defendant’s employment was terminated following a misdemeanour.
He said that a co-tenant of the defendant, who was known to Egbeyemi, had approached the complainant to appeal to him to temper justice with mercy on Adeoye.
“The co-tenant, while pleading with Egbeyemi, however, mentioned that Adeoye wanted to repair a faulty Sony camera and also had a Toshiba laptop for sale,” Okoi said.
The prosecution submitted that the offences contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
Adeoye, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Miss A.R. Onilogbo, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000, with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case till Dec. 8 for mention.(NAN)

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