Three Workers Arraigned For Stealing N13.5m Truck

THREE employees of a haulage firm, Paul Mathias, Evelyn David and Hope Oparaugo, were on Wednesday brought before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing a truck worth N13. 5 million.

The defendants, Paul Mathias, 34, Evelyn David, 32, and Hope Oparaugo, 30, of no fixed addresses were arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft before Magistrate, H.O. Omisore.

The prosecutor, Inspector Ingobo Emby told the court that the defendants committed the offence on June 24 at 4.00 p.m. at Wandel International Nigeria Limited, Acme Road, Ikeja.

Inspector Emby said that the defendants stole a Mack truck with registration number: AKD 109 XR, belonging to one Waheed Okunola.

He alleged that the defendants conspired with other employees to steal the truck.

He said two employees; Wasiu Aderemi and Ismail Yussuf, earlier arrested on September 17 had been charged before the court.

Emby said that the two charges would be consolidated so that all the defendants would answer their cases the same time.

The defendants pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Omisore, granted them bail in the sum of N500, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

He adjourned the case until November 4.

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