Driver docked over theft of N38m truck

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– A 28–year–old-driver, Taiwo Popoola,  who allegedly stole a truck valued at N38 million, on Tuesday  arraigned in  an Abule Egba ’ Court in Lagos.

The accused, who lives at 1, Ilupeju St., Oke-Odo, Abule Egba Road, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a  charge of stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp Rachael Williams,  told the court that the offence was committed on April 9 at 11/12, Sakamori St., Ogba, Lagos State.

According to the prosecution, the accused,  who is a driver in charge of a truck marked  LSD 988 XL,  drove  the truck from the company’s  garage to deliver some goods in Anambra .

“He was asked to return to Lagos  four days after he had  delivered the goods. However,  a week after, neither the driver nor the truck  was seen in Lagos.

“All efforts to locate the accused proved abortive until two days ago when the truck was seen in Ekoro Road, off Abule Egba,” she said.
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Williams said that the value of the truck was  N38 million.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 278 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The accused, however,  pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Magistrate Adenike Shonubi granted the accused bail in the sum of  one million naira two sureties in like sum.

Shonubi adjourned the case to May 15 for .(NAN)

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