Showing posts with label Crime. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crime. Show all posts

In Ogun: Police arrest two robbers during operation

Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested two members of a suspected armed robbery syndicate while carrying out an operation.

The suspects, Olaitan Olushola, aka Toshiba; and Oluwajuwon Balogun, were arrested on Sunday while allegedly terrorising the residents of Ogijo in the Sagamu Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said this in a statement on Monday.

Oyeyemi said Olushola and Balogun were caught in the act.

He added that the suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the Ogijo Divisional Headquarters that the gang members were operating at the Malatori area of Ogijo.

The PPRO stated, “They (suspects) were dispossessing residents of their valuables at gunpoint.

“Upon the distress call, the DPO, Ogijo Division, CSP Muhammed Baba, quickly led his men to the scene, where the two of them were apprehended, while others escaped with some of their weapons. Recovered from the two arrested members of the gang are two battle axes.

“Two of their victims, Idowu Kareem and Akinloye Raimi, have identified the duo as members of the syndicate, who dispossessed them of their phones at gunpoint.”

Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had ordered the transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

“The CP also directed that the fleeing members of the gang be hunted down and brought to justice,” he added.  Punch

Man records ‘sex movie’ inside Osun grove and shares on social media

Man identified as Tobiloba Jolaosho has been arrested by the Osun State Police Command for allegedly recording a ‘sex movie’ inside the Osun Osogbo grove.

Tobiloba, who allegedly dressed like an Osun adherent with a completely naked woman, shot a ‘sex movie’ at Osun grove in July this year and shared the clip on social media.

When contacted by Punch on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer for Osun Command, Yemisi Opalola, confirmed Jolaosho’s arrest.

She explained that he was arrested based on a complaint by a member of Traditional Religion Worshippers Association in Osun State, Amoo Awosunwon, that Jolaosho’s conduct was likely to cause a breach of public peace.

The PPRO said, “ Awosunwon of Idinleke Temple, Osogbo, reported to the police that he sighted Tobiloba Isaac Jolaosho dressed in Osun traditional attire in a sex movie with a completely naked young lady shared on the social media.”

She added that the scene of the crime had been visited by policemen and gave assurance that if the suspect was found wanting after investigation, he would be arraigned in court. Punch

In Anambra: Police arrest hackers of bank accounts

The Anambra State Police Command, on Wednesday, said it had arrested members of a six-man gang suspected to be bank account hackers.

The suspects were said to specialise in stealing people’s telephones with the intent of hacking into their accounts.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, disclosed this to journalists.'

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He said 23 telephones and N102,000 were recovered from the suspects.

The PPRO explained that one of the suspects had already withdrawn N851,000 from a victim’s account before he was arrested.

He gave the names of the suspects as Uche Louis, 21, from Mbieri, Imo State; Junior Abamu, 25, from Uromi, Edo State; Chinemelem Anugwam, 21, from Mbano, Imo State; Agaro Afo, 26, from Ideze, Delta State; and Abraham Patrick, 25, from Obubra, Cross River State.

Mohammed said the suspects were arrested following intelligence reports.

He said among the victims was one Ohaka Uchechi, whose Infinix Hot-8 phone was allegedly stolen by the principal suspect, Nkem, in a commercial tricycle at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University’s temporary site.

“The victim had turned away his face when his co-passenger, the suspect, coughed repeatedly in his direction, oblivious of the fact that it was a ploy to distract him in order to steal his phone,” Mohammed stated.

He said the suspect later used the information obtained from the phone to withdraw the sum N851,000 from the victim’s bank accounts.

Mohammed added that the suspects had made voluntary confessional statements and would be charged upon the conclusion of investigation. Punch

Forty year old man kills sibling for bringing parrots home



A 40-year old man, Olanrewaju Adeyinka, has been arrested by men of the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly stabbing his younger brother, Gabriel, to death with a window louvre for bringing two life parrots home.

Olanrewaju was paraded on Thursday alongside 48 other suspected criminals by the state Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, at the state command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.

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The suspects were apprehended for various offences, including murder, robbery and kidnapping, among others.

While speaking with journalists, Olanrewaju said he mistakenly stabbed his brother, who brought two strange parrots into their home in the Ilaro area of the state.

The suspect explained that a fight ensued between them after Gabriel refused to take the birds out of the house.

He stated that while struggling with his brother, he pulled a broken louvre and stabbed Gabriel to death.

Olanrewaju, however, said he regretted his action, describing it as the devil’s handiwork.

He also appealed to the government to pardon him so that he could take care of his surviving younger brother.

The CP said the command had arrested 48 suspected robbers, cultists, kidnappers, fraudsters and murderers, among others.

Ebrimson said the command succeeded in smashing many criminal gangs and recovered several arms and ammunition from different parts of the state.

The police boss added that the command also arrested four fake immigration officers while trying to defraud a company around Sagamu.

Ebrimson also said the command’s personnel seized 143 live cartridges from a motorcyclist in the Idofa Oke Agbede area of the state.

The CP vowed to make the state unattractive for criminals to operate. Punch

In Lagos: Man in court for stealing bottles of Holy Communion wine

An unemployed man, Faniyi Ajibola, 27, who allegedly stole two bottles of Holy Communion wine, soaps and sachet of salt worth N46,000 from a Church in Mushin, Lagos, on Friday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

Ajibola, who resides in Mushin, Lagos, is charged with theft and breach of peace, but he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Edet Akadu, told the court that Ajibola committed the offence on Sept. 24, 2019, NAN reports.

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“The defendant unlawfully entered a Catholic church at Mushin in Lagos and stole two bottles of holy communion, four sachet of soap and a sachet of salt valued N46,000,’’ Akadu said.

He told the court that Ajibola was caught by members of the church while drinking the Holy Communion wine at the altar and handed him over to the police.

Akadu said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 287 and 168 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.

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News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that if convicted under section 287, he is liable to three years in prison, while Section 168 stipulates six months jail term for beach of the peace.

Chief Magistrate K.O. Ogundare, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N20, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Ogundare adjourned the case until Feb. 5, for further hearing. NAN

Man arrested for beheading and eating woman brain with rice

A man in the Philippines has been arrested for allegedly beheading a woman and eating her brain.

The suspect, Lloyd Bagtong, 21, was arrested Thursday on the island of Mindanao after partially clothed remains of the deceased were found around two and a half miles from his home.

According to reports, the suspect was said to have told police that he was drunk and hungry when the woman tried to speak to him in the early morning in English, which he didn’t understand.

‘This probably irritated [Bagtong],’ Captain Maribeth Ramoga told the Straits Times.

Witnesses said they saw Bagtong, who is unemployed, walking with the woman close to the spot where her body was found.

Witnesses say the suspect that Bagtong murdered the woman using a large machete that was found tucked into his waistband, then used a piece of cloth to carry the head back to his home.

Bagtong allegedly told police that he cooked some rice before putting the woman’s brains on top and eating them.
He then threw her skull in a hole close to his house.

Officers say the woman’s body was found topless, wearing only jeans on her lower body, and with her hands tied.

The suspect said to be in police custody, has been reportedly sent for psychiatric evaluation. Informationng

Singer sentenced to 6 years in jail for rape, sharing videos

A South Korean court sentenced a K-pop musician to six years in prison on Friday for raping a woman and distributing a video capturing the act in a case that drew attention to the darker side of the country’s lucrative entertainment industry.

Jung Joon-young, 30, was arrested in March. Choi Jong-hoon, 30, a former member of South Korean boy band FT Island, was also sentenced to five years in prison for the rape of the woman.

Both were members of online chat groups that shared secret sex tapes and made jokes about drugging and raping women, the Seoul Central District Court said.

Jung’s conviction also includes the illegal distribution of other videos he took secretly while having sex with women.

The identities of the victims were suppressed to protect their privacy.

The court also sentenced each man to 80 hours in “sexual violence treatment” education.

“The defendants are well-known celebrities and friends, but the chat they’ve had showed that they simply considered women as objects of sexual pleasure, and committed crimes that were extremely serious,” Judge Kang Seong-soo said as he handed down the verdict.

“Strict punishment is inevitable as the damage inflicted has not properly been recovered and the victims demand harsh penalties.”

Jung admitted distributing the video and others he took, though he argued the sex was in all cases consensual.

Choi denied raping the woman and had argued that he did not remember having sex with her and that if he had, it was likely consensual.

Lawyers for Jung and Choi could not be reached for comment.

Their case was one of several scandals involving sex crimes and other illegal activity that revealed a dark side of an industry at the centre of the global K-pop craze.

Lee Seung-hyun, a former member of K-pop group Big Bang better known by the stage name Seungri, is also on trial over accusations he paid for prostitutes for foreign businessmen to drum up investment in his business.


Woman in Ogun allegedly poisons grandchild to prevent daughter from marrying baby’s dad

The Ogun Police Command says it has arrested a 42-year-old woman, Temitope Akinola, for allegedly poisoning and killing her two-day-old granddaughter with a deadly insecticide, Sniper.

The suspect, a resident of Isote area of Sagamu town, Sagamu Local Government Area of the state, was arrested on Thursday, November 21 by operatives of the command.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement, said the grandmother was arrested following the information received by the Police in Sagamu division that the baby left in care of the suspect by her mother had been found dead.

Oyeyemi said the mother of the baby was reported to have gone to the bathroom, only to return and discover the body of her newborn.

He noted that upon receiving the information, the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Sagamu, Okiki Agunbiade, dispatched detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested.

The Police spokesperson explained that upon interrogation, the suspect admitted poisoning and killing the baby because she didn’t want her daughter to get married to the father of the baby.

“She confessed further that she had attempted to terminate the pregnancy, but her pastor had warned her against it, hence she waited for her daughter to deliver before carrying out her intention.

“She explained further that she poisoned the baby with a deadly insecticide known as Sniper,” Oyeyemi said.

Oyeyemi stated that the corpse of the baby had been deposited at the morgue of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, for autopsy.

He added that the suspect has been transferred to the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.


3 nabbed for robbing Ondo petrol dealer, manager

The Ondo State Police Command on Sunday said it had arrested three persons in connection with an armed robbery incident at the Erufo community in the Ilaje Local Government Area of the state.

According to the command, the suspects are Bibowei Zeblon, 34; Daniel Peretei, 33; and Julius Ekunjumi, 32.

The spokesman for the command, Mr Femi Joseph, said the trio allegedly robbed a dealer in petrol, Mr Yedo Blessing, and his manager, Mr Omotehinse Igbekele, of an undisclosed sum of money.

Joseph said, “After receiving a distress call, the police swung into action and arrest the three suspects.

“The following exhibits were recovered from them: two motorcycles, a mask, a ring and a hand band, while part of the stolen money was recovered and the suspects are helping detectives on how to track the other fleeing suspects.”

He added that the suspects would be charged after the completion of investigation.

“We are after the fleeing members of the gang and I want to assure the general public that they will soon be arrested,” the PPRO stated. Punch

How two siblings beheaded my 10-year-old boy

Mr Kayode Makinde, the father of 10-year-old Joseph Makinde, who was beheaded by two siblings, Saheed and Ayodeji Obadimeji, on Monday, narrated to a Lagos State High Court in Igbosere how the duo killed his son and held on to his parts at the police station.

Punch news had reported that Saheed, 19, and Ayodeji, 18, had on November 27, 2018, around 8.30pm, allegedly beheaded Joseph in an uncompleted building at Sapati, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, over N200,000.

The siblings allegedly lured Joseph into the uncompleted building by sending him to buy a beverage drink for them and when he brought it, they held him and cut off his head with a knife.

The duo alleged that they were contracted by one Sodiq Abefe to produce a human head for N200,000.

The defendants were arrested by the anti-kidnapping operatives of the Lagos State Police Command and were subsequently arraigned before Justice Adedaye Akintoye on two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and murder.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The offences, according to the prosecution, contravene Section 222 (1) (a) and are punishable under Section 233 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

At the resumed hearing on Monday, Kayode, who is the first prosecution witness, told the court how he saw one of the defendants holding his son’s head, while the other was holding his torso at the police station.

Kayode, who told the court that he knew the defendants and that they live in the same area of Sapati town with him, noted that they were from the same mother but different fathers.

The bereaved father, while being led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Yusuf Sule, noted that one of his neighbours, identified simply as Femi, had sent Joseph on an errand on the next street to help him withdraw money from an Automated Teller Machine when he was accosted by the defendants.

Kayode said his son left for the ATM around 6.30pm and did not come back, and when a search party was constituted to look for him, he could not be found and a case of a missing person was reported at the Elemoro Police Station, Ibeju-Lekki.

Under cross-examination by the defence counsel, Emma Nidiyo, Kayode reiterated that he saw his son’s body parts with the defendants and that they confirmed at the police station that they killed Joseph, adding that his son was not a friend to the defendants before he was killed.

Justice Akintoye adjourned the matter till January 20, 2020, for the continuation of trial.

CRIME: 26 NSCDC, 6 military officers arrested over arms dealing with bandits

A renowned armed robbery hunter in Bauchi State, Ali Kwara has revealed how 26 officers of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and 6 military officers were arrested for allegedly selling arms and ammunition to kidnappers and bandits in Katsina and Zamfara States.    


Speaking to newsmen on the incident in Azare local government area of the state, Alhaji Ali Kwara stated that the breakthrough was made possible through the joint operation with the military that was set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to track the activities of bandits and kidnappers who are causing havoc around Katsina and Zamfara State.

He said that the deal between NSCDC and military officers involved in the selling of the arms and ammunition were exposed through a repentant armed robber who alleged that some security officers were involved in the shady deal.


According to Ali Kwara, he had an interaction with the repentant armed robber who gave him the full information on how the deal was carried out.

The hunter disclosed that the Commandant of NSCDC have ordered for the immediate termination of the job of those officers indicted and were taken to court for proper prosecution.


Alhaji Kwara called for the overhaul of Nigeria security which he lamented is polluted by some bad eggs who are complicit in the fight against crimes and criminality in Nigeria even as he called on the government to provide jobs for unemployed youths in the country as a measure to addressing the menace of criminal activities in all parts of the country.(Dailypost)

Man allegedly defiles neighbour’s 7-year-old daughter

The police on Monday arraigned a 25-year-old man, Ibrahim Musa, in a Mararaba Upper Area Court, sitting in Nasarawa State for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s seven-year-old daughter.

Musa, who resides in Mararaba, Nasarawa, is being tried for procuration of a minor, an offence he denied committing.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Godwin Ejeh, told the court that the complainant, Mrs Thomas, on July 26 reported the matter at the “B” Division’s police station, Mararaba.
According to Ejeh, the complainant alleged that the defendant lured her seven years old daughter and had sex with her.

He said the offence is contrary and punishable under Section 275 of the Penal Code as applicable in Nasarawa State.

The judge, Ibrahim Shekarau, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till Oct. 16 for further hearing
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the matter was first mentioned in August during which the accused was initially denied bail, but remanded in a correctional centre In Keffi.(NAN)

We sold stolen vehicle for N750,000 after drugging owner says suspects

Members of a syndicate, who specialise in drugging car owners before stealing their vehicles in Imo and Rivers states, have been arrested by the police.

Parading the suspects, the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, said the suspects were a torn in the people’s flesh.

He said it took the command time to track down members of the syndicate after they had in March snatched a vehicle from one Chukwuemeziem Nwoke after drugging him and he became unconscious.

The CP stated, “We acted on a tip-off by one Chukwuemeziem Nwoke that his blue Toyota Camry with number plate ABC 20 AT and phone were snatched from him on March 25 by unknown persons.

“One of the suspects was trailed and arrested at Orji in Owerri. Upon interrogation, he confessed to the crime and mentioned his accomplice as one Kingsley Okeke, a native of Amauzu in the Ahaiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of the state but resident in Rivers State, who helped to sell the vehicle to one Kingdom Ugochukwu, who is a native of Chokocho Echie in Rivers State.”

The CP added that the suspects, after stealing the car, repainted it, fixed tinted glasses on it and changed the number plate before selling it for N750,000.

Ladodo said the suspects would be prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to other criminals in the state.

One of the suspects, Ugochukwu, told journalists that he sold the vehicle for N750,000 and gave his accomplices N20,000 as a commission.(Punch)


Court sentenced man 10 years for raping, impregnating his daughter

Justice Muslim Hassan of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday sentenced a 58-year-old farmer, Yesiru Onajobi, to 10 years’ imprisonment for defiling and impregnating his teenage daughter.    


The convict, a resident of Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, was charged in 2011 on two counts of having carnal knowledge of his 13 year-old daughter.

He was prosecuted by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Traffic in Persons.

NAPTIP had told the court that after the death of Onaboji’s wife, he took custody of his only daughter who is a twin, while her brother was with relatives.    


According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the convict was said to have molested his daughter repeatedly.

In his ruling, Justice Hassan held that it was difficult to disbelieve the evidence of the victim whom he said gave a vivid account of the incident, adding that her testimony remained constant at all times.

“I hereby sentence you, Yesiru Onajobi, to 10 years’ imprisonment each on counts one and two, without option of fine. The terms shall run concurrently from the date of arrest,” he ruled. (NAN)

Evil spirit made me kill my stepson – 22-year-old housewife

A 22-year-old housewife, Harela Uba, has confessed to killing her three-day-old stepson in the Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State.

She told Northern City News in Minna on Thursday that an evil spirit drove her into killing her stepson with an insecticide known as ‘Ota Pia-Pia’.

It was learnt that the suspect’s husband, Saidu Uba of Shakodna village in Shiroro, reported the incident to the police.

He told the police that his second wife, Fa’iza, of the same address, went into the bathroom and left her three-day-old baby boy in her room.

Saidu explained that when the nursing mother returned, she discovered a white foamy substance coming out of the mouth of the infant and she immediately rushed him to the General Hospital, Kuta, where a doctor confirmed the death of the child.

In an interview with our correspondent, Harela, who is eight months pregnant, blamed the devil for her decision to kill her co-wife’s son.

Speaking on the issue, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muhammad Abubakar, said upon interrogation, Harela confessed to giving her seven-year-old daughter, Khadija, ‘Ota pia-pia’ to administer on the child, which she obliged.

Abubakar said the suspect had since been charged.(City News )

Couples jailed for spending money mistakenly deposited into thier account

A court in south India has sent a couple to jail after finding the husband-wife duo guilty of spending four million Indian Rupees (about 57,150 dollars) wrongly credited to their bank account in 2012.

English daily The Times of India reported on Wednesday that seeing it as a “windfall,” the couple withdrew the money within a few days and went on a spending spree, including buying a property and on their daughter’s wedding.

The money was actually meant for a government bank account belonging to the Public Works Department for carrying out some developmental works.

It was realised after eight months that the money was wrongly deposited in the couple’s bank account, instead of the government department’s bank account.

On investigation, it was found that the couple misappropriated the money after withdrawing it within a few days of it being deposited in their bank account.

Found guilty, the couple; V. Gunasekaran and his wife Radha, was sent to three years imprisonment by the trial court in Tirupur district of Tamil Nadu state.

Coincidentally, the bank accounts belonging to the couple and the government department were in the same branch of a bank.

The error was detected by bank employees. (Xinhua/NAN)


Okada rider slaps mother of eight to death for refusing to breastfeed baby

A 40-year-old man, Kingsley Madukwe, has been arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly beating his wife, Glory Madukwe to death.

Kingsley allegedly slapped his 40-year-old wife, a mother of eight, who had a month-old baby over her alleged refusal to breastfeed the crying baby.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated this in a statement on Friday.

The suspect, a commercial motorcyclist (Okada rider) was said to have been enraged when his late wife abandoned the crying baby, reportedly drew her back while she was leaving the bedroom for the leaving room and slapped her.

The slap, according to the PPRO turned deadly as his wife who had complained of tiredness reportedly fell down and died on the spot.

According to Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested on Wednesday after a report by one Chief Rafiu Gbadamosi, the Baale of Egando in Atan-Ota, that the couple had a minor misunderstanding as a result of which the husband beat the wife to death at about 11:30pm.

The PPRO said, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation and prosecution.



Niger police rescue 3-year-old boy sold for N300,000

The Niger State Police Command has rescued a three-year-old boy, who was abducted and sold for N300,000 by one Bose Isaac to a woman in Ogun State.

The command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Muhammad Abubakar, confirmed this in Minna on Thursday.

It was gathered that a team of policemen attached to the Kagara Division were dispatched to Ogun State to arrest the suspected buyer.

Northern City News gathered that the suspect escaped from her residence on hearing that the police were on her trail.

Abubakar said investigation led the police to an orphanage in Lagos, where the boy was kept.

According to him, police detectives had to pay a second visit to the orphanage when they could not find the victim during their first visit.

However, a tip-off by vigilant citizens led to the boy’s rescue from the orphanage on the second day.

Isaac was arrested after the victim’s father, Gambo Shua’ibu, of the Cikin-Gari area of Kagara in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, reported the disappearance of his son to the police on August 24, 2019.

The suspect confessed to abducting and selling the boy to an unnamed woman based in Ogun State for an agreed sum of N300,000.

The suspected child trafficker will soon appear in court to face trial, according to Abubakar.(Punch)


A 24-year-old man kills brother for being stingy

A 24-year-old man, Ebenezer Olorunleke, said on Tuesday that his four-man gang killed his brother, Sunday Olorunleke, in his residence at the Abe Cocoa area of Ado Ekiti and stole his motorcycle on August 29, 2019, for being stingy.

Ebenezer said he and members of the gang invaded his brother’s residence, where they attacked Sunday with a knife and long screwdriver.

The suspect, who spoke at the Ekiti State Police Command headquarters, Ado Ekiti, where he was paraded, said his friends, who killed his brother, wanted to help him collect money from him because of his stinginess.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Asuquo Amba, said Ebenezer, who hails from Jege in Kogi State, killed his brother with a knife and screwdriver on August 29, 2019, and fled the scene.

The police boss, who noted that law enforcement agents were on the trail of Ebenezer’s accomplices, said items recovered from the suspect were a long screwdriver, knife and the motorcycle.

A police source said the attackers drove a long nail into the deceased’s skull while struggling to rob him.(Punch)


Crime: 2 drivers steal N1m rods from Dangote refinery

Two drivers working with Dangote Oil Refining Company Limited have been arraigned before a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing iron rods worth N1 million from the company.

The truck drivers, Ibrahim Madaki, 20, and Mohammed Nuru, 25 were arraigned on Friday on a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft before Magistrate T.A. Anjorin-Ajose.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Ajaga Agboko, said they committed the offences on August 7, at the company’s premises at Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.

Insp. Agboko alleged that the drivers allegedly stole 410 pieces of iron rods, property of Dangote Refinery.

He said they were caught by two security guards after they had loaded the rods in a truck and were about to drive out in the middle of night.

They however pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Magistrate Anjorin-Ajose granted them bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

He adjourned the case until September 12.(Thenation)

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