In Lagos Dealer faces N1.8m car theft charge

He alleged that the accused stole a car valued at N1.8 million belonging to the complainant, Mr Isaac Nwogu.

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A 32-year-old dealer, Ibrahim Garba , who allegedly stole a car valued at N1.8 million,  was on Wednesday released on N500,000 bail on the orders of an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Titus Abolarinwa , who gave the ruling, granted the accused two sureties.

He said the sureties must be gainfully employed and should also show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The accused had pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Tony Elibeh told the court that the accused, who resides at Ajegunle area of Apapa, committed the offences on Aug. 29, 2016 at Esado Street, Olodi-Apapa.

He alleged that the accused stole a car valued at N1.8 million belonging to the complainant, Mr Isaac Nwogu.

“The complainant said that he gave his car to Garba to look for a buyer, but to  Nwogu’s surprise the accused sold the car and converted the money to personal use.”

The offence contravened Sections 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section prescribes three years imprisonment for offenders.

The case was adjourned until April 26 for mention.

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