Lagos driver steals employer’s property on resume day

The Magistrate’s Court, sitting Monday in Ikeja, Lagos State, has remanded 46-year-old driver, Samuel Harrison, for stealing his boss’s N8.1m property on his first day of work in the Lekki area of the state.

Harrison was charged with conspiracy and theft for Magistrate O. O Fajana.

The defendant was charged with stealing his employer’s car and other valuables worth N8.1 million.

The prosecutor, Inspector Funmilayo Akinleye, told the court that the defendant committed the crime on July 9 in the Lekki area of ​​the state.

She said a Janet Essien hired the defendant as her driver. However, the defendant ran away in the car after dropping Essien off at the salon.

Akinleye said the defendant committed the offense on his first day of work, adding that he made off with two iPhones worth N600,000 and an Apple laptop worth N550,000 that were in the car.

The prosecutor said the value of the car and other valuables was N8.1m, adding that the violations violated sections 287 and 411 of the Lagos State Criminal Code, 2015.

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The accused pleaded guilty to the charges.

Magistrate Fajana ordered the defendant to be taken to the Kirikiri Correctional Center and adjourned the case until September 28 for sentencing.

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