A Lagos Chief Magistrate Court sitting at Tinubu, yesterday, adjourned till January 29, for mention the criminal charge filed against a 25 year-old lawyer, Joshua Olomo, who is facing charges bordering on alleged theft of documents and $40, 000 USD before the court.
The court presided over by Chief Magistrate M.K. Matepo adjourned the matter for mention at the instance of the prosecution led by Inspector Richard Odigie, who informed the court that the police want to amend the charge against the lawyer.
At the Wednesday’s proceeding, Inspector Odigie informed the court that the prosecution has four witnesses to call in the matter.
The witnesses called before the court by the prosecutor were: Kaola Abass, Oluseyi Oladapo, Bolaji Ogunfare, and one Inspector Kelechi, the Investigation Police Officer, IPO who investigated the offences allegedly committed by the lawyer.
Inspector Odigie applied to court for a short adjournment to enable the police amend the charge against the accused.
But lawyers to the accused, Idowu Olofinniyi and Samuel Olomo who did not oppose the prosecutor’s application for adjournment, urged the court to instruct the prosecutor to provide them with proof of evidence.
Olofinniyi particularly informed the court that his efforts in getting the proof of evidence had not yielded result.
However, the presiding magistrate, before adjourning the matter for mention, pleaded with the prosecution witnesses who are mainly complaints in the matter, if there could be any means of resolving the matter amicably.
She then adjourned the matter to January 29, for mention and the amendment of the charge.
The 25-year old lawyer is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, felony and stealing.
He was alleged to have stolen vital documents and the sum of $40, 000, belonging to an oil firm, Pan Ocean Oil Corporation Limited between the months of January and December 9, 2015 at the firm’s office situated on Vitoria Island, Lagos.

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