An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, on Tuesday, granted two employees, Tunde Zubair and Emmanuel Zegeor, a bail of N20,000 each for allegedly stealing diesel valued N9,000.
Zubair, 43, driver, and Zegeor, 32, security guard, were being tried for conspiracy and stealing.
The magistrate, Mrs O.A. Aderibigbe, granted the defendants bail after they pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Aderibigbe asked the defendants to produce one surety each, as part of the bail conditions.
She said that the sureties must be gainfully employed, and they should show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp Mojirade Edeme, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on Aug. 28 at Oregun, Ikeja.
She said that the defendants conspired to steal 25 litres of diesel, belonging to Life Mate Furniture Company.
“One of the security guards, who sighted the defendants carting away the diesel, informed the management about it.
“The defendants were handed over to the police,” the prosecutor said.
Edeme said the offences contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287 stipulates three years imprisonment for stealing, while Section 411 attracts two years for conspiracy.
The magistrate adjourned the case until Oct. 18 for mention.