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Driver charged to court for stealing beer worth N6 million



An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, arraigned a driver, Sodiq Ganiyu, for allegedly stealing 20 pallets of stout worth six million Naira.

34-year-old Ganiyu, who works with Guinness Nig. Ltd, was charged by Police with conspiracy, theft and breach of the peace.

He, however, pleaded not guilty.

The prosecuting officer, ASP Racheal Williams, told the court that Ganiyu, a resident of 28, Agbowo St., Isokan, Ogun, committed the offences on September 12 at 1 Akanni Dorathy St., Ikeja, Lagos state.

She said the driver was instructed to deliver the goods to a customer but he diverted them, in connivance with others at large.

The alleged offences contravene Sections 168, 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, Mr T. O. Fashanu, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

The case has been adjourned until October 27 for mention.

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