Police Arraigns Company’s Driver, Franklin Uyi, Over Allegations of Stealing

The Nigeria Police has arraigned a driver, Franklin Uyi, before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, over stealing his company’s goods valued at N1.9 million.

The police Counsel, Mr. Emmanuel Ajayi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 6 at Alausa, lkeja.

Ajayi said that the driver stole the goods belonging to Trade Depot Company.

“The defendant was asked to deliver goods to customers but he ran away with the goods to an unknown destination.

Efforts made to trace him proved unsuccessful as he deliberately switched off his phone,” he said.

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Ajayi said that the defendant was eventually apprehended and handed over to the police.

He said the alleged offences violated section 287(7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Uyi, however, denied committing the offence and was admitted to a bail of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The presiding Magistrate, A. S. Odusanya said that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The magistrate adjourned the case until July 21 for mention.


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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