A 28-year-old driver on Friday pleaded guilty to stealing a Toyota Camry car valued at two million naira, belonging to his employer.
The defendant, Nurudeen Ayew, was charged with stealing the vehicle before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court, presided over by Magistrate Olalekan Aka-Bashorun.
The prosecutor, Insp. Godwin Anyanwu, told the court that Ayew, an employee of one Mrs Chidinma Nlemigbo, resides with his employer at 76, Somide St., Omole phase 2, Ikeja, Lagos.
He said that the driver on Aug. 6 stole the vehicle from where it was parked by his employer at the premises of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in Yaba. According to the prosecutor, the defendant drove the vehicle away without the complainant’s knowledge.
Anyanwu told the court that the complainant, a legal practitioner, emerged from CAC to discover that her car was gone.
He said that all efforts to reach the accused failed as his phones were switched off.
He said that the accused was later arrested with the vehicle by the police.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravenes Section 285 of the Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State. Aka-Bashorun adjourned the case to Aug. 22 for facts and sentencing.