A 70-year-old man, Musa Ibrahim, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to stealing 30 litres of diesel worth N12,000.
Ibrahim pleaded guilty along with 27-year-old Victor Omale but Olalekan Salau (62), who was arraigned together with, them pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate A.A. Paul of the Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court ruled that he would not grant bail to Salau until sentencing of Ibrahim and Omale.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Christopher Okoliko, had told the court that Ibrahim and Omale stole the diesel on Yesufu Sanusi Street, Surulere Lagos on April 15 at 6.15a.m.
He said that Omale stole the diesel belonging to Mr Arthur Nwachukwu and used a taxi to deliver it to Ibrahim.
“The taxi driver, Salau, was also arrested.
“Nwachukwu who raised an alarm in his neighbourhood on the incident, got a neighbour who witnessed that he saw Omale delivering the diesel to Ibrahim.
“Hence, the accused, whose addresses were not provided, were charged with conspiracy, stealing and receiving stolen goods,” he said.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened Section 409, 285(1) and 326(1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.