Businessman drags workers to court for allegedly stealing company’s N3.8m properties

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BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO

Uba Group

Abusinessman, Louis Ezewaka, has dragged two of his workers before a Magistrate’s Court in Osogbo, Osun State for allegedly stealing some properties belonging to him.

The Police alleged that the workers, named Usman Alasan, 40 and Popoola Ayomide, 37, stole items amounting to N3, 880,000.

According to the police prosecutor, Inspector Kayode Adeoye, the stolen items included 18 truck tyres, a jerk, a tarpaulin and diesel with a total value of N3, 880,000.

The duo, said to be drivers in the firm, were said to have committed the offence on November 20, 2022 at Alekuwodo market in Osogbo.

Kayode alleged that the defendants sold the items without the approval of their master.

The charge brought against them read that “Usman Alasan and Popoola Ayomide, on the 20th November, 2022 at Alekuwodo Market, beside Olaiya Roundabout, Osogbo in the Osogbo magisterial district, did conspire and sold the trailer tyres, jerk and tarpaulin, property of one Louis Ezewaka and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of Criminal Code, Cap 34, Volume 11 Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

“Usman Alasan, on the same date, time in the aforementioned magisterial district, did steal 18 tyres of trailer valued at N3,240,000, jerk valued at N50,000, tarpaulin valued at N180,000, diesel valued at N85,000 with total value of N3,880,000 (Three million eight hundred and eighty thousand naira only), property of Louis Ezewaka and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Volume 11 Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

“Popoola Ayomide, on the same date, time in the aforementioned magisterial district, did steal 18 tyre of trailer valued at N3,240,000, jerk valued at N50,000, tarpaulin valued at N180,000, diesel valued at N85,000 with total value of N3,880,000 (Three million eight hundred and eighty thousand naira only), property of one Louis Ezewaka and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 390 (9) of Criminal Code, Cap 34, Volume 11 Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.”

Alasan and Ayomide entered into not guilty pleas.

Chief Magistrate Olusola Aluko granted the two of them bail in the sum of N3million with two sureties each in the same amount.