A 40-year-old truck driver, Apena-Olabisi Olasunkanmi, who allegedly stole 223 cartons of Dano milk valued at N1.1 million, is facing trial at a Tinubu Magistrates’ Court on Lagos Island.
The accused, whose address is unknown, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft which he denied.
But the Police Prosecutor, Insp. Philip Osijiale told the court that the accused committed the offences on Dec. 12, 2016 at Lekki Free Trade Zone.
He said the accused conspired with a man still at large to steal 223 cartons of Dano milk worth N1.1 million, property of Sufedo Heritage Ltd.
He said that Olasunkanmi, who was hired by the company to deliver the cartons of milk to Kano, claimed that he was attacked and robbed him of the goods.
“The accused loaded the cartons of milk from Lekki Free Trade Zone, and was to deliver them to Kano and was paid 61 per cent of his charges.
“He called the company six days after his departure from the base in Lagos that as he waylaid by some armed men and was dispossessed of the goods,” Osijiale said.
The offences contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
Section 287 stipulates three years imprisonment for theft, while Section 411 states two years imprisonment for conspiracy.
The Magistrate, Mr Kazeem Omolaja, granted the accused N200, 000 bail with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case until June 30 for hearing.