Court declares 3 Bizmen wanted over N19m theft in Lagos

A Special Offences Court, sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State, has ordered Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba to arrest three businessmen, Tunde Yusuf, Adebayo Dayo and Michael Obisiji, produce them before the court over alleged stealing.

Justice Olubunmi Abike-Fadipe ordered arrest of the three defendants following their absent to take their plea in a charge preferred against them by IGP through the Force CID, Alagbon, Lagos.

The prosecution counsel, Mr. Morufu Animashaun, had in a suit marked LD/13338C/2020, alleged that defendants stole 245 cartons of cosmetics valued at N19, 214,120.00.

The police said, defendants and others now at large, sometime in March, 2020, at Apapa Tin-Can Port, stole 245 cartons of cosmetics valued at N19, 214,120.00 property of one Remiginus Okafor.

However, at the resumed hearing, the prosecution counsel, Animashaun told court that whereabout of the defendants is unknown.

Animashaun told court that, “we have not been able to get the defendants. The investigation team has been transfer out of jurisdiction due to insecurity in the country.”

The prosecution had filed two counts charge bordering on conspiracy to commit felony to wit: stealing and stealing against the trio, Yusuf, Dayo and Obisiji.

Animashaun said their offence contravene section 287(5) and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015.

Due to absence of the defendants to take their plea, Justice Abike-Fadipe directed the police to arrest the defendant before the next adjourn date, bring them to face their alleged criminal charge.

She subsequently adjourned the matter to February 8,2023 for their arraignment.