The police in Lagos on Wednesday arraigned a cargo handler of Air Nigeria Airlines, Olushola Ajetunmobi over an alleged theft of 12 Blackberry telephone handsets valued at N1.4 million.
Ajetunmobi, 33, a resident of 10, Orbit Close, Rumuokoro, Port Harcourt, is facing a one-count charge before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court, the Nes Agency of Nigeria.
The prosecutor, Insp. Moses Uademevbo, said the cargo handler committed the crime between January 17 and January 21 on Medical Road, Ikeja.
He said that the handsets belonged to one Ndubuisi Okoli who came to Lagos from Port Harcourt to purchase the handsets.
Uademevbo said that Okoli carried the goods to Air Nigeria for transportation to Port Harcourt, and that the defendant stole the goods and sold them.
He said that the offence contravened Section 285 of the Crimimal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
Okoli, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, Mrs O.O. Olajuwon, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the case till Nov. 12, for further hearing.
Also, a 25-year-old driver who allegedly burgled his employer’s office and stole N3.2 million, on Wednesday appeared before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on a two-count charge.
Kingsley Umeh was accused of breaking into Chief Labode Adesina’s office in the night and stealing the money.
The prosecutor, Insp R. Odigie, said that Umeh, who resides at 52, Market St., Oyingbo in Ebute Meta, Lagos, committed the crimes on October 5 at No. 7, Western Ave, Iponri, Lagos.
He said that the offences contravened Sections 285 and 307 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Ogala, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She adjourned the case till November 11 for mention.