Four in court for stealing N37m cashew nuts

Four suspected, including two meddle aged men, Franklin Ukonu and Gbandi Bababeji
Four suspected, including two meddle aged men, Franklin Ukonu and Gbandi Bababeji, accused for stealing 35 bags of cashew nuts worth N37,117,500 and those accused for purchasing the produce, Haruna Ibrahim and Uzoma Odinkeme have been summoned under the steady gaze of an Apapa Magistrate’s Court. The team of Ukonu and Bababeji were accused for stealing the cashew nuts at Oluti territory of Lagos in July. They were said to have stolen the nuts belonging to Mavigar West African Limited, an offense in spite of and culpable under Section 280 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State. In same vein, Haruna Ibrahim and Uzoma Odinkemere, were accused for purchasing the cashew nuts “knowing admirably that they were stolen, in this way carrying out an offense culpable under Section 328 of Criminal Laws of Lagos State. ” The suspects were also said to have conspired and committed lawful offense, an offense culpable under Section 411 of the Criminal Laws Lagos State, 2015. The suspects have pleaded not guilty to the charges. Judge A. A. Adesanya, who managed the case, granted them bail in the sum of N200,000 with two responsible sureties and adjourned the case till December 11.

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