Five workers drag to court for allegedly stealing 600 bags of cement
Five workers have been dragged to court by the Ekiti State Government for allegedly stealing 600 bags of cement and other materials from the ongoing construction of the new Erekesan Market popular called “Oja Oba” in Ado-Ekiti.
The five workers: Jegede Olusola, Faleye Sunday, Filani Oladipo, Olabode Felix and Dada Tunde were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Idowu Ayenimo at Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrate’s Court on a two-count charge of stealing.
Apart from stealing 600 bags of cement worth N1.5 million, the accused persons also allegedly stole 16mm iron rods worth N35,000, one roll of binding wire worth N112,000 and 180 pieces of marine board worth N378,000 with all the stolen items valued at N2,055,000.00
The alleged offence is punishable under Sections 390 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
Work on the new market had stalled for a couple of months which had been attributed to the alleged stealing of construction materials by workers.
In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Aiyenimo adjourned the case till August 17 for further hearing.