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Vulcanizer on Trial Over Car Theft



By Felix Kuyinu

A man identified as Saheed Azeez is facing prosecution for stealing a car in Yaba Lagos.

Azeez was said to have behaved in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by selling the car without the consent of the owner.

The charges alleged that sometime in 2021, at Alagomeji, Yaba, he sold one Toyota 2008 Model car worth N10,000,250 belonging to one Oluwaseyi Ogolo – the petitioner and converted the proceeds for his use.

Azeez, a vulcanizer of age 42 was arraigned by the Lagos State Police Command at the Yaba Magistrates’ Court. The Command stated that the complainant seeked for his service to sell the car. He sold it and failed to remit the money to the owner.

Inspector Haruna Magaji, standing as prosecutor, said that the alleged offences contravened Sections 168(d) and 280(1) and are punishable under Section 287(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2015.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate Olatunde Adefope, presiding over the matter, granted the suspect bail in the sum of N500,000. He also ordered the accused to provide two sureties as part of the bail conditions.

Adefope ordered the accused to be remanded in prison pending the perfection of his bail terms.

The case was adjourned till July 24, 2024.