Three men who allegedly stole a company ‘s truck batteries, tyres and rims, valued at N3.5 million, were on Tuesday arraigned in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The defendants are, Abdullahi Abba, 27, and Olalekan Idowu, 15, both scrap material traders and Frank Kingsley, 26, a driver and also scrap dealer.
Abba, Idowu and Kingsley, who all reside at katangowa Area, Super bus stop, Abule Egba road, Lagos, are being tried for conspiracy and stealing.
The Prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the offences were committed between April and September, at FAFEM Haulage Nigeria Limited, 469 Abeokuta Express way, Abule Egba, Lagos.
Akeem alleged that the company security caught the defendants stealing some batteries from the company truck.
According to him, the defendants have been the ones stealing the company’s missing equipment since April.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 280 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. B. O Osunsanmi, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N200,000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.
Osunsanmi adjourned the case until Oct. 27, for further mention.
Court remands man for allegedly stealing cold room compressor
A Sharia Court in Kano State on Wednesday ordered that a 25-year-old man, Ahmed Abdulkadir who pleaded guilty to stealing a cold room compressor unit worth N60,000 be remanded in a correction centre.
The police charged Abdulkadir, who lives in Fagge Quarters, Kano, with theft.
The Judge, Malam Umar Lawal-Abubaka, adjourned the matter until July 25 for summary trial.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Abdullahi Wada told the court that the complainant, Nura Muhammed who also resides in Fagge Quarters, reported the matter at the Fagge Police Station, Kano, on July 6.
Wada alleged that the defendant, entered into the complainant’s shop and stole the compressor unit.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.
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Jigawa High Court judges begin annual vacation
Jigawa State Chief Judge, Justice Umar M. Sadiq has approved July 10 for the commencement of annual vacation for the State High Court.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the Director, Publicity and Protocol Matters, Jigawa State Judiciary, issued to newmen.
The statement said the High Court Judicial staff would resume work on Monday, September 11, 2023.
He said the vacation is under the Provision of Order 45 Rule 5(1) of the Jigawa State High Court Civil Procedure Rules (Subsidiary Legislation) Cap. H-2, laws of Jigawa, 2012.
“Given the above, by the Provision of Jigawa State High Court 2022/2023 Legal Calendar, all High Court Judges shall be on vacation from Monday, 10th July, 2023, to Friday, 8th September, 2023 and resume work on Monday, 11th September, 2023,” he said.
He said that during the vacation period, Justice Mustapha Bello Adamu of High Court No 9 Hadejia would serve as the Vacation Judge and sit at High Court Complex, Dutse.
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