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Court remands man over diesel theft


A 51-year-old man, Makinde Samson, on Friday appeared before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun State for allegedly stealing 240 litres of diesel valued at N173,000 belonging to his employer.

Samson, whose address was not provided, is facing a charge of stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp. E. O. Adaraloye, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Jan.1, at about 9.30 p.m. at OG, 2009, Gasline Bus-Stop, Iju, Ota.

Adaraloye alleged that the defendant, being an employee of P&G Company stole the company’s 240 litres of diesel.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

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

Magistrate A. O. Adeyemi, admitted the defendant to N200, 000 bail with one surety in like sum.

Adeyemi ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and should be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Ogun government.

She adjourned the case until Feb.14 for further hearing.