Men In Court For Stealing Company’s Vehicle

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One Rotimi Adelodun, a senior driver at Innovative Multi-Concept Transport Company, was sentenced by Ejigbo Magistrate court to jail for conspiracy to steal and sell a truck from a company.

It was said that one Mr. Dayo Bello, the managing director of the company, instructed Adelodun to get a buyer for one truck head that was damaged to free the space it occupied in the parking space of the company.

According to the Prosecutor, Supol Kenneth Asibor, Adelodun got one Mr. Kabiru Bello who deals in buying of iron scraps to buy the truck head from the director.

He explained further: “Thereafter, at another time, Rotimi, the driver went to call Kabiru again, took him to another truck valued at N4million and sold it for him at N450,000 without the knowledge of the company’s Managing Director and ran away with the company’s Toyota Previa with registration no: EU 263 LSR.

“The secret was exposed when the logistics manager discovered that a truck was missing at Igbele park and immediately informed the MD on phone.

“Mr. Bello, the MD then reported the case to the police and Mr. Rotimi was later accosted by the police in Ibadan, Oyo State while the police in Lagos together with the MD went to arrest him and recovered the car from him.

“He then confessed to having sold the truck to Kabiru who also said it was one Mustapha Muhammed that bought the truck.”

After three years that the case has been charged to court in August 2016, it was finally decided at Ejigbo Magistrate court last week.

The presiding magistrate, Hon, gives his judgment. Teslim Shomade sentenced Rotimi Adelodun to two years of hard-working imprisonment, Kabiru Bello to 12 months of hard-working imprisonment, and Mustapha to six months of imprisonment with an option to pay N100,000 to the Lagos state government.
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