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Driver in court for allegedly stealing company’s truck

by Family Center

A 36- year-old driver, Garuba Lawal has been charged to court by the Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad, (FSARS), in Adeniji-Adele, Lagos, for stealing a truck of Chivita products, valued at N25,000,000.

Garuba, was arraigned before Mrs Abimbola Komolafe of an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court, Lagos on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Sergeant Friday Mameh, said that the suspect, an employee of a haulage firm, was asked to convey a truck laden with Chivita juices and beverages from Lagos to Benin, Edo State.

He said, Garuba left Lagos on May 4, 2016, but allegedly diverted and sold the goods and truck.

The haulage firm allegedly tracked the truck on its tracking device to Kwara State. It reported the incident to FSARS which allegedly traced the suspect to his hometown, Olorunsogo in Kwara State.

According to Mameh, the goods were worth N12 million while the Renault truck marked DKA 354XG was valued at N13,000,000.

Mameh said the offence contravened sections 287(5)(a)(b)&(c) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Garuba pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Komolafe granted him N5million bail with two sureties in the like sum.

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