Two men, Damilola Akinwande and Chibike Okoro, were on Thursday brought before an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly stealing a commercial tricycle worth N1.5 million.
Akinwande, 32, and Okoro, 32, are facing two charges of conspiracy and stealing.
They pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The prosecutor, Insp Benedict Aigbokhan, told the court that the duo committed the offences on February 11 at No. 6, Soremi Omobonu St., Aboru Ipaja, Lagos.
Aigbokhan said that the defendants stole a tricycle, otherwise known as Keke Marwa, valued at N1.5 million belonging to the complainant, Mr Ifeanyi Onugbaja.
He said that the defendants stole the tricycle from where it was parked by the complainant.
He said the complainant reported the case to the police and defendants were later arrested.
He said the offences contravened sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Section 287 stipulates three years imprisonment for stealing, while Section 411 provides two years for conspiracy.
The Magistrate, Mr E.O. Ogunkanmi, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.
Ogunkanmi ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
He adjourned the case to March 16, for mention.