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Truck drivers arraigned over N15m goods

By Chisom Unachukwu

Lagos—Two Truck drivers of Laudable Haulage limited, Lagos, Lukman Isaq, 27 and Ibrahim Hassan, 42, who allegedly stole Procter and Gamble’s product worth N15million, were yesterday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s court. The defendants, whose residential addresses were not given, are facing a two count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing preferred against them by the police.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Chinedu Njoku, told the court that the defendants and others still at large committed the alleged offences between August 1 and 25, 2017.

He said that the incident occurred at Mile 2 area of Lagos.

Njoku told the court that the defendants and others still at large loaded the truck with Procter and Gamble goods at APMT terminal to be delivered at Procter and Gamble’s plant, in Agbara, Ogun State for offloading, but diverted the goods.

He ‘’Said the defendants on their way to Agbara, branched at a Warehouse, in Mile 2, and offloaded some of these items, 457 cartons of Oral B toothpaste, 328 cartons of Ariel soap and 487 bags of pampers all totalling N15 million, property of Procter and Camble.

According to the prosecutor, the offences committed are punishable under section 411 and 287(2) (b) (f) of Criminal law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.

However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The magistrate Mrs .F.O Botoku granted them bail in the sum of N1million with two sureties in like sum.

She added that the sureties must be gainfully employed with verifiable addresses and show evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State government.

The case was adjourned to December 21, 2017, for a mention.



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