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2 men in court over alleged theft of diesel valued N17.8m



2 men in court over alleged theft of diesel valued N17.8m


Ikeja, March 12, 2019 Two tanker drivers, who allegedly stole diesel product valued at N17.8 million, property of Haido Oil and Gas, were on Tuesday in Lagos granted N2.1 million bail each.

The defendants – Ayuba Hashim, 70 and Abdulahi Wasiu, 32, are standing trial for charges of conspiracy and stealing.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Yewande Aje-Afunwa of Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in her ruling, said that the defendants should provide two responsible sureties each as part of the bail conditions.

Aje-Afunwa said that one of the sureties must be a property owner in Lagos and should be gainfully employed.

She said that in addition, the sureties should show evidence of tax payments to the Lagos State Government.

The duo, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Peter Nwangwu, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on Jan.10, at 6.00 a.m. at Ibeto Oil and Gas Depot and Integrated Oil and Gas both located at Apapa, Lagos.

He alleged that the defendants conspired with others still at large, to steal the product.

“The defendants stole 90,000 litres of diesel product which was loaded in two trucks with registration numbers SMK 462 XY and KTU 79 XM valued at N17.8 million, property of one Umaru Musa of Haido Oil and Gas.

“The duo absconded with the diesel product to an unknown destination,’’ the prosecutor said.

According to Nwangwu, the defendants were later apprehended by the police after investigation.

The offences contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 (Revised).

The magistrate fixed May 16 for trial.



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