Dumb Thief: Man, 30, in court for allegedly stealing tricycle

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Saka, a tricycle rider, who resides at 4, Olayinka St., Opebi, Ikeja is being tried for conspiracy and stealing.

30-year-old man, Haruna Saka, who allegedly obtained a tricycle on hire purchase and absconded with it, was on Friday charged before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.

Saka, a tricycle rider, who resides at 4, Olayinka St., Opebi, Ikeja is being tried for conspiracy and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Joseph Ajebe, told the court that the offences were committed between November, 2016 and May, 2017 at Oregun, Ikeja.

Ajebe said that the accused obtained a tricycle valued at N850,000 on hire purchase from the complainant, Agbo Onyekahukwu.

“At a start, the accused started paying gradually and he had paid N500,000 to the complainant, Agbo Onyekahukwu.

“Later, the accused disappeared and all efforts to locate him failed, the complainant later sighted the tricycle with another person.

“Onyekahukwu, however, discovered that the accused had sold his tricycle at N380,000 to another person,’’ he said.

Ajebe said that when complainant sighted the accused, he apprehended him with the help of some passersby.

He said the offences contravened Sections 285 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (revised).

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Alexander Komolafe, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Komolafe adjourned the case until June 7, for further hearing.



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