Friends in court for stealing car valued N2m

Two friends, who allegedly stole a car valued at N2 million were on Friday charged before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.

The accused are Onyema Nwakwo, 32, and Ijeoma Onuwa, 27, both car wash men, who reside at Agege, a suburb of Lagos.

They are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Innocent Odugbo told the court that the offences were committed on Aug. 6 at 12, Sule St., Agege, Lagos.

Odugbo said that Mr Chidi Ikpegbu, entrusted his unregistered Toyota Camry car to the first accused to sell for him.

“The car was displayed at a public place until the first accused drove it to the second accused house where it was reported to have been stolen.

“All efforts by the complainant to retrieve his car back failed and he reported the case at the police station, ’’ the prosecutor said.

Odugbo said that the two accused were arrested.

The offences contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mrs S. K. Matepo, granted the accused bail in the sum of N700,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Matepo, adjourned the case until Oct. 10 for mention.

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