Police Arraigns Businessman, Kamarudeen Adeniyi, Over Alleged N6m Theft

The Nigeria Police has arraigned businessman, Kamarudeen Adeniyi, before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged forgery and stealing .

The defendant is facing four-count charges bordering on forgery, stealing, malicious damage, and a breach of public peace.

The police prosecutor, ASP Clement Okuoimose, told the court that the defendant committed the offences sometime in 2015, at Ajibade Oil Nigeria Limited, at Morogbo, in the Badagry area of the state.

Okuoimose alleged that the defendant forged the company document with a sworn affidavit and claimed ownership of the filing station.

He said that the defendant stole three functional petrol pumps valued at N5.4m and one Lister generator valued at N350,000, property of Ajibade Oil Nigeria Ltd.

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“Adeniyi maliciously damaged the electrical fittings in the station. He also conducted himself in a manner likely to cause the breach of public peace by stealing three pumps and one Lister generator.”

According to the prosecutor, the offences contravened Sections 365, 287,350, and 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.

Consequently, the Chief Magistrate, Fadahunsi Adefioye, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N1m, with two sureties in like sum.

The magistrate said the sureties, must own a property in the state, and present a voter’s card and tax receipts for three years before the court’s registrar as part of the bail conditions.

The case was adjourned till April 13, 2023, for trial.


Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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