Commercial motorcyclist in court for allegedly stealing carton of Gala
A 28-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Tunde Adewale, was on Friday charged before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly stealing a carton of sausage roll (Gala) valued at N5, 000.
The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge of stealing.
The prosecutor, Insp. Innocent Uko told the court that the accused committed the offence on Jan. 30 at Badagry Roundabout.
Uko said the accused stole the sausage rolls from one Miss Tinuke Raji.
“The owner of the Gala dropped the carton by the roadside to sell to a customer who was in a moving commercial vehicle.
“Thinking that no one was looking at him, the accused went to where the carton was and took it. Before he could run away, he was apprehended by a passerby,’’ he said.
Uko said that the offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Counsel to the accused, Mr Nkem Kalu, urged the court to grant him bail on liberal terms.
In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mr Abiodun Etti, granted the accused bail in the sum of N20, 000 with a surety in like sum.
Etti said the surety must provide evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
Further hearing in the case has been fixed for March 7.