A 36 -year-old driver, Franklin Uyi, charged with stealing his company’s goods valued at N1.9 million was on Thursday arraigned at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos.
The defendant, who resides in Ikeja was arraigned before Magistrate (Mrs) A.S. Odusanya, and charged with stealing.
Uyi, however, denied committing the offence and was admitted to a bail of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The Prosecution Counsel, Insp. Emmanuel Ajayi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 6 at Alausa, lkeja.
Ajayi said that the defendant stole the goods belonging to Trade Depot Company.
“The defendant was asked to deliver goods to customers but he ran away with the goods to an unknown destination.
“Efforts made to trace him proved unsuccessful as he deliberately switched off his phone,” he said.
Ajayi said that the defendant was eventually apprehended and handed over to the police.
He said the alleged offences violated section 287(7) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section stipulates seven years imprisonment for stealing from an employer.
The magistrate adjourned the case until July 21 for mention. (NAN)