Police Arraigns Suspected Robber Over Tricycle Theft

The Nigeria Police has arraigned a 21-year-old man, Olaniyan Quadri, before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing a tricycle worth N1.8 million.

Quadri, whose address was not provided, is facing a count charge bordering on stealing.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Prosecutor, Insp Courage Ekhueorohan, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 3, at Shitta roundabout, Akerele, Surulere, Lagos.

Ekhueorohan said the defendant stole a tricycle, with registration number: MUS 743 QL, property of one Ogunyemi Bankole.

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He said that some members of a tricycle association, who noticed that Quadri was riding an unregistered tricycle, reported the matter at a police station.

According to him, the offence contravenes Sections 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The section stipulates a three-year jail term for stealing.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. O. Otitoju, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N300,000, with two sureties in like sum.

Otitoju said that the sureties must be gainfully employed and have their addresses verified by the court.

She, thereafter, adjourned the case till May 19 for mention.


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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