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Vulcaniser charged over alleged N10m car theft in Lagos

The Chief Justice of the Yaba District Court docket, Lagos State, on Monday remanded 42-year-old vulcanizer Saheed Azeez in custody for allegedly promoting a automobile price N10 million and utilizing the cash for private use.

He was arraigned earlier than Justice OY Adefope by the Lagos State Police.

He was charged with two counts of conduct prone to disturb the peace by promoting a automobile that was not his, and with theft.

The cost is that someday in 2021, he stole a Toyota Mannequin 2008 valued at N10,000,250, belonging to at least one Oluwaseyi Ogolo at Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos.

RexGists Metro gathered that the sufferer’s elder brother reported the incident on his behalf because the sufferer lived in the USA. It was alleged that the suspect and the sufferer have been enterprise companions, and the sufferer often despatched automobiles to Nigeria for Azeez to promote, however he offered a Toyota 2008 Mannequin automobile price N10,000,250 in 2021 and refused to ship the cash to the proprietor of the automobile.

After the report was made, the suspect was arrested and interrogated. It was found that he was a vulcanizer and offered automobiles to individuals on the roadside, and that he transformed the cash for private use.

Public Prosecutor Haruna Magaji knowledgeable the court docket that the alleged offences have been dedicated in Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos in 2021, stating that the alleged offences contravene sections 168(d) and 280(1) and are punishable beneath part 287(1) of the Prison Code of Lagos State of Nigeria of 2015.

He additionally said that there was proof that the automobile had been offered and that the suspect had used the cash for private functions.

The suspect has denied being responsible of the fees towards him.

Justice OY Adefope ordered {that a} bail of N500,000 be paid and two sureties be supplied.

She additional ordered that the suspect be remanded in custody till he meets the bail circumstances.

The case was adjourned till July 24, 2024 for additional listening to.

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