46-year-old Lagos driver steals employer’s property worth N8.1m on resumption day

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The Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State, on Monday, has remanded a 46-year-old driver, Samuel Harrison, for stealing his boss’s N8.1m property on his first day of duty in the Lekki area of the state.

Harrison was arraigned on two-count of conspiracy and stealing before Magistrate O. O Fajana.

The defendant was charged with stealing his employer’s car and other valuables worth N8.1m.

The prosecutor, Inspector Funmilayo Akinleye, told the court that the defendant committed the offense on July 9 in the Lekki area of the state.

She said one Janet Essien had hired the defendant to be her driver. The defendant, however, ran away with the car after she dropped Essien at the salon.

Akinleye said the defendant committed the offence on his first day of work, adding that he ran away with two Iphones worth N600,000 and one Apple laptop worth N550,000 that were inside the car.

The prosecutor said the value of the car and other valuables was N8.1m, adding that the offences were contrary to Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The defendant pleaded guilty to the charges.

Magistrate Fajana ordered the defendant to be remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre, and adjourned the case till September 28 for sentencing.

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