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.
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.