Lagos Truck Driver Faces Charges for Allegedly Stealing N3m Flour

With the cooperation of the bank, Mohammed was apprehended.
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The Lagos State Police command has arraigned one Mukailu Mohammed before Magistrate O.Y. Adefope of the Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court, for alleged theft.

Charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit a felony and stealing bags of flour valued at N3.6 million from Golden Penny Flour Mill in Apapa, Lagos, Mohammed's arraignment follows an investigation initiated from a report filed by the complainant on August 9, 2023.

The complainant accused Mohammed, one of their drivers, of diverting 120 bags of flour, instead of delivering the consignment of 600 bags to a customer in Agbara, Ogun State. Mohammed abandoned the truck at the Golden Transport Company on the Oworoshoki Expressway, Gbagada.

Detectives assigned to the case traced Mohammed's location to Plateau State after obtaining court orders to trace his phone and freeze his bank account. With the cooperation of the bank, Mohammed was apprehended.

Following his detention at the Divisional Police Office in Plateau State and subsequent transfer to the Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department in Yaba, Mohammed pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Prosecutor Haruna Magaji presented the bank statement and police report as evidence, citing violations of Sections 411 and 280 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Magistrate Adefope granted bail at N500,000 with two sureties providing evidence of residence in Lagos State. The case was adjourned to April 17, 2024.

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