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Uber driver in court for alleged N910,000 theft, willful damage 

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An Uber driver, Adewale Adenekan, 53, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing N910,000.

Adenekan, who resides at No. 27A Olaogun Road, Olaogun Bus-Stop in Ogun, was docked on charges bordering on theft and willful damage, offences he denied committing.The prosecutor, Sgt. Ishiola Samuel, had told the court that Adenekan committed the alleged offences on Sept. 9, 2018, at Ikeja.

Samuel alleged that Adenekan was entrusted with a Toyota Corolla with registration no BDG 38 FK for Uber driving business, property of Mr Salako Musa.

“Adenekan converted the proceeds of N910,000 to his personal use without the consent of Musa and willfully damaged the car,’’ he told the court.

Samuel said that the offences contravened Sections 350 and 278 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mrs A.I. Abina admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N300,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until Aug. 29.

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