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Driver gets N500,000 bail over alleged theft of 2 truck tyres

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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An Abeokuta Magistrates Court on Friday granted N500,000 bail to  a 23-year-old driver, Lukeman Muhammed, who allegedly stole two truck tyres from his employer, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC.

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Magistrate Sam Obaleye also ordered the defendant to produce two sureties in like sum as part of the bail conditions.

Mr Obaleye said that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and show evidence of tax payment to the Ogun Government.

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Mr Muhammed, who has no fixed address, is facing a charge of stealing.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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The Prosecutor, Sgt. Adejoke Adebari, had told the court that the defendant, committed the offence on June 3, at 2.00p.m. at Olomore area of Abeokuta.

He said that the tyres are worth N240,000.

Mr Adebari said that the defendant was employed as a truck driver by  the CCECC  which attached to him  a truck with registration no KJA-402 XW.

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He said that the defendant intentionally removed two original tyres of the truck and replaced them with fake tyres, in contravention of Section 390 of the Criminal Code, Law of Ogun, 2006.

The court  adjourned the case until July 16, for trial.


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