Police arrest man for allegedly receiving stolen goods worth ₦6 million
The defendant is facing a two-count charge of felony and receiving stolen property.
The Police in Lagos on Monday arraigned a 33-year-old man, Moses Nworike, in a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly receiving stolen property valued at ₦6 million.
The defendant, whose residential address is unknown, is facing a two-count charge of felony and receiving stolen property. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The prosecutor, ASP Clement Okuoimose, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Aug.16, at about 9.00 a.m. at Alaba International Market, Ojo area of Lagos.
Okuoimose said that the defendant allegedly conspired with others to commit felony with stealing. He said the defendant received 24 pieces of 12V Powersafe batteries valued at ₦6 million, knowing the same to have been stolen property of ATC Nigeria Ltd. The prosecutor said that the offences contravened the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015. The Chief Magistrate, Mr Fadahunsi Adefioye, granted the defendant bail in the sum of ₦1 million with two sureties in like sum.
Adefioye said that one of the sureties should be gainfully employed in a reputable organisation based in Lagos with three years tax and verified address.
He adjourned the case until Sept. 27, for mention.