A bricklayer, Adebisi Adeniyi, 32, and a labourer, Timilehin Adejumo, 37, have appeared before a Tinubu Magistrate’s Court in Lagos, for allegedly stealing their employer’s generator, valued at N300,000.
The duo, who are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft, however, denied the charges.
The prosecutor, Insp. Ajaga Agboko, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on Oct. 28, at midnight at Plots, 3,4 and 5, Banana Island Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
He said that the two defendants allegedly stole a yellow Hems generator, valued at N300,000, belonging to their employer, Mr Taiwo Rasheed.
Agboko alleged that the defendants, who were working on the building site of Rasheed, broke into a shed where the generator was kept and stole it.
He said that the offences contravened Sections 287 (7) and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Section 287 (7) states that the offence of stealing from one’s employer carries seven years imprisonment, while Section 411 stipulates two years imprisonment for conspiracy.
The Magistrate, Mr T. A. Anjorin-Ajose, granted the two defendants N200,000 bail, with two sureties in like sum.
He adjourned the case until Dec. 13, for mention.