Court Issues Arrest Warrant For Businessmen Accused Of Stealing N19m Cosmetics
Justice Olubunmi a bike of a file of an Ikeja Special Offences Court on Friday ordered the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, to arrest three businessmen accused of stealing 245 cartons of cosmetics worth N19 million.
Fadipe ordered that the defendants: Tunde Yusuf, Adebayo Dayo and Michael Obisiji, be produced before the court.
She ordered the arrest of the three suspects following their absence to take their plea in a charge filed against them by the I-G through the Force Criminal Investigation Department, Alagbon, Lagos.
She directed the police to arrest the defendants before the next adjourned date.
The judge adjourned the case until February 8 for arraignment.
The prosecution counsel, ACP Morufu Animashaun, had in a suit marked LD/13338C/2020 alleged that the suspects and others at large sometime in March 2020 at Apapa Tin-Can Port stole 245 cartons of cosmetics, property of Remiginus Okafor.
Animashaun informed the court that he does not know the whereabouts of the suspects when the case was called.
He said: “We have not been able to get them my lord.
“The investigation team has been transferred out of jurisdiction due to insecurity in the country.”
The prosecution filed two counts charge of conspiracy to commit felony to wit: stealing and stealing against the defendants.
According to Animashaun, the alleged offence contravened the provisions of sections 287(5) and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.