The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, Lagos workplace, on Thursday, December 6, 2018, arraigned Adewale Dalmeida, Ibrahim Lawal and Lukman Adam, who’re staff of Dangote Cement, Ibese, Ogun State, and one Afeez Olaniba earlier than Justice O. J. Bamgbose of the Excessive Courtroom of Ogun State, Abeokuta on a two-count cost bordering on conspiracy and stealing to the tune of N15m (Fifteen Million Naira). That is in accordance with an announcement launched by the anti-graft company. Learn a part of the assertion below.
The complainant, Dangote Cement, alleged that Dalmeida, a Fleet Analyst; Lawal, Chief Driver; Adam, a Ghanaian driver and Olaniba, who’s an agent of a contractor to the corporate, diverted 9 vans carrying 800 baggage of cement every valued at over N15m.
The defendants have been mentioned to have diverted the vans carrying the luggage of cement, which have been meant for the corporate’s clients in Togo, utilizing pretend identification playing cards and quantity plates.
Depend one reads: ” That you just, Adewale Dalmeida, Ibrahim Lawal, Afeez Olaniba and Lukman Adam, between Could and August, 2018 at Ibese, inside the jurisdiction of this honourable Courtroom, conspired amongst yourselves to commit felony, to wit: stealing of the sum of N15, 940, 800.00 00 (Fifteen Million, 9 Hundred and Forty Thousand, Eight Hundred Naira) property of Dangote Cement Place”.
The suspects pleaded not responsible to the cost when it was learn to them.
In view of their pleas, the prosecution counsel, Idris Mohammed, requested the court docket for a trial date and likewise prayed that the defendants be remanded in jail custody.
The prosecution counsel additionally instructed the court docket that the defendants had not filed any utility for bail earlier than the court docket.
Consequently, counsels to the defendants prayed the court docket to maneuver oral utility for bail on behalf of their purchasers, arguing that “they’ve been within the EFCC custody since September.”
The defence counsels additional urged the court docket to remand the defendants within the EFCC custody pending the listening to of their bail purposes.
Nonetheless, the prosecution counsel opposed the prayers of the defence counsels to remand the defendants within the EFCC custody.
Justice Bamgbose remanded the defendants in Ibara Jail custody, Abeokuta, Ogun State and adjourned until December 17, 2018 for listening to of the bail purposes and graduation of trial.