Three men were on Tuesday charged with stealing their company’s copper cables valued N1million before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The defendants are: William Okeme, 26, a causal worker who lives in Ketu; Andrew Okofo, 35, an electrician who lives in Ogba and Chibuzor Lumanze, 34, a worker who also lives in Ogba, Lagos State.
They are being tried for conspiracy and stealing.
The prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the defendants committed the offences between April and August at Lawrence Energy Services Limited located along Opebi Road, Ikeja.
Akeem said that the defendants were caught stealing some copper cables and a circuit breaker, valued N1 million, property of their employer, Lawrence Energy Services Limited.
The prosecutor said that the defendants admitted that they had been stealing from the company since April.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B. O. Osunsanmi, granted the defendants to a bail of N300, 000.00 each with two sureties in like sum.
Osunsanmi adjourned the case until Oct. 10 for 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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