The Nigeria police on Tuesday arraigned four men before an Igbosere Magistrate’s Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing 100 litres of diesel valued at N14, 000.
The defendants, David Osaekete, 28; Chukwu Maxwell, 30; Patrick Agada, 46; and Inusa Momodu, 23, were arraigned before Magistrate B. A Sonuga on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
The prosecutor, Corporal Kingsley Jackson, told the court that the defendants committed the alleged offences on April 4, 2016 at about 7:30pm, in Eko Atlantic site, Bar Beach in Victoria Island, Lagos.
Jackson said the stolen diesel is the property of South Energy Nigeria Limited.
He said the offence committed is punishable under Sections 409 and 285 (7) of the criminal laws of Lagos State.
The defendants whose addresses were not given, pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail in the sum of N500,000 each, with one surety each in like sum.
According to Magistrate Sonuga, the sureties must show evidence of three years tax payment to the Lagos State government and have their addresses verified.