Ogun court jails two for stealing Dangote truck parts

Written by on August 25, 2023

A Magistrate Court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta South Local government area of Ogun State, yesterday, has sentenced two persons, Emmanuel Choice and Ojuola Akande to three months imprisonment for stealing motor parts of a truck belonging to Dangote Cement Transport company.

In a separate judgment, the court also sentenced one Olaiya Abdulrahman to six months imprisonment for driving recklessly which led to the injury of one Olusegun Olusanya.

The prosecutor, Lawrence Olu-Balogun, noted that on August 22, 2023, Emmanuel and Ojuola stole four tyres, four rims and four drum hubs from the trailer body marked DT/7736/CH and two tyres, two rims, one drum hub from the trailer body marked DT/7579/CH valued N976,715.00 belonging to Dangote Cement Transport, Ibese.

All the convicts pleaded guilty to the two-count charge slammed against them.

Delivering the judgment, Chief Magistrate E. O. Idowu found the convicts guilty of the offences and thereby sentenced Emmanuel and Ojuola to three months imprisonment with no option of fine while Abdulrahman was sentenced to six months imprisonment with an option of N10,000 fine provided he can pay the sum of N200,000 to the injured victim.

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