Motorcyclist docked over attempt to steal car
By Wumi Ajibogun, & Ayomikun Abiodun, Siwes
A commercial motorcyclist, Lukman Adegboye, who was allegedly found in a car without the owners’ knowledge, has been dragged before an Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The police arraigned Adegboye before Magistrate Mayomi Olanipekun, for committing the offence on March 3, 2019.
The prosecutor, Inspt. Adeoye Adesegun, told the court that the accused was found in the car belonging to one Mr. Popoola Adeniyi at about 9 a.m. in Akure.
But the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge leveled against him.
Adesegun, while summarizing the facts of the case, said the accused was arrested inside the car of the complainant.
He said on the fateful day, Adesegun with an intent to steal the vehicle where the owner parked it, brought a motorcycle to the place.
“He was arrested with the motorcycle and taken to the station, where he confessed that the motorcycle belongs to another man, who gave him to work, while he pays daily.
“Consequently, the owner of the motorcycle was summoned to the station where he identified that it was his property,” he explained.
Lawyer for the accused, Mr. E.D Edna, prayed the court to strike out the case, since the complainant was no longer interested in it.
Edna said the complainant had also written a letter to the station to withdraw the case.
The defense counsel, therefore, applied for the bail of his client, while he urged the court to order the prosecution to release the motorcycle to the rightful owner.
The magistrate, Mr. Mayomi Olanipekun, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety in like sum.
He adjourned the case till March 24, 2019.
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