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Police arraign 3 men for allegedly stealing N4.8m goods

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By Moronke Boboye

 Three people who allegedly diverted company goods valued at N4. 8million on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The defendants are Adebowale Alamutu, 37, sales representative, Muhammed Mukaila – Ola, 36, a businessman, and Muda Abaja, 42, driver; they all live in Ogun State.

They are being tried for conspiracy, stealing and forgery.

The Police Prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem told the court that the offences were committed on April 1 at Maryland, Lagos.

Raji said that some goods valued  N4.8million were to be supplied to Artee Industries Limited by the complainant, Palmora Nigeria Limited.

The prosecutor also said that the goods were diverted to the second defendant, Mukaila- Ola’s shop by the first and third defendants.

Raji also said that the defendants forged a receipt and stamp of Artee Industries Ltd , in order to prove that the goods were truly supplied to the assigned company.

The offences, according to the prosecutor, contravened Sections 287, 365 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B. O Osunsanmi, granted the defendants the bail of N300,000 each ,with two sureties in likesum.

Osunsanmi adjourned the case to Sept. 28 for mention.(NAN)

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