Three men in court over theft of truck batteries
Three men, who allegedly stole two batteries of a truck valued at N95,000, were on Wednesday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.
The accused, Paul Abacha, 25; Kajima Ibrahim, 27 and Mohammed Kana, 38, all residing at Magodo Phase 2 area of Lagos State, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Donjor Perezi, told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 12 at about 4.00.am along CMD Road, Magodo Phase 2, Lagos.
He said that the accused stole the batteries from a truck with registration number LXR 275 XL, property of Gbenga Adesanya.
“They were caught by some security guards while trying to abscond with the batteries and handed them over to the police,’’ he said.
The offence contravened Section 285 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The trio, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 285 stipulates a three-year jail term for offenders.
Chief Magistrate O.A Layinka granted each of the accused bail of N100, 000 with one surety each in like sum.
Layinka said that the sureties should show evidence of one year tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
She adjourned the case until Aug. 8 for mention.