Driver docked over theft of bags of maize


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A 24-year-old driver, Mansur Lawan, who allegedly stole 600 bags of maize worth N3.3 million from his employer, on Monday appeared before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Lawan, a resident of Ajegunle area of Lagos, is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and forgery.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Olusegun Kokoye told the court that the accused, who was an employee of MBS Haulage &Transport Company, committed the offences sometime in September at Apapa, Lagos.

Kokoye said the accused was to deliver 600 bags of yellow maize worth N3.3 million to one of the company’s customers but sold the goods to somebody else.

He said that the accused forged a waybill of the company and converted proceeds from the goods to his personal use.

The prosecutor said that when the customer did not get the goods, he notified Lawan’s employer.

He said that when the management…

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