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Two employees, Monday Omoka and John Isaac, on Monday, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrate Court in Lagos for allegedly damaging four cars and stealing of N80,000 goods.

Omoka, 38, a resident of Dopemu and Isaac, 26, who lives at Agege, are being tried for conspiracy, damage and stealing.

The prosecutor told the court that the defendants, and others still at large, committed the offenses on Dec 22, 2020 at Awosika area of Ikeja.

The Prosecutor, Emmanuel Ajayi, told the court that the defendants criminally damaged four Toyota cars and carted away goods valued at N80,000, belonging to Dura Park Industry.

The alleged offenses, the prosecution said, contravene sections 287, 350 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

Section 287 prescribes three years’ jail term for stealing while section 350 attracts two years for damages.

They pleaded not guilty.

Magistrate O. Odusanya released the defendants on bail of N100,000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

Odusanya said that the sureties should be gainfully employed and show evidences of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The Magistrate fixed a further hearing for Jan 26.

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