Tricycle operator docked for allegedly stealing colleague’s tricycle

A 28-year-old tricycle operator, Segun Sunday, was on Wednesday docked in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing his colleague’s tricycle worth N1.1million.

The police charged Sunday, who resides at 31, Gbele Road in Ekoro area of Lagos, with stealing before Magistrate M.I. Dan-Oni.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Victor Eruada told the court that Sunday committed the offence on Jan. 1, in Ikeja.

Eruada said that Sunday had appealed to Nureni Babatunde to allow drive his tricycle for some hours and he agreed.

The prosecutor alleged that the defendant disappeared with the tricycle and all efforts to locate him failed until he was exposed.

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He alleged that after the defendant was arrested, he confessed that he had sold the tricycle.

Eruada said that the offence violated the provisions of Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287 stipulates three years imprisonment for stealing.

Magistrate Dan-Oni admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Dan-Oni ordered that the sureties must be gainfully employed and must show evidence of two years tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

He adjourned the case until March 6 for a mention.

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