Seven men have been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate Court for allegedly conspiring to steal several cartoons of milk valued at N10 million.
The accused persons, who were arraigned on a three-count charge of bugling, stealing and conspiracy before Magistrate Y.O. Aje Afunwa, were alleged to have committed the offence on May 7, 2015, at Igando, Lagos.
Those charged for the offences were Hassan Mohammadu, 41; Hassean Wito, 36; Abdulahi Mohammed, 27; Saliya Ali, 26; Musa Mohammed, 27; Kadiri Ibrahim, 36; and Mustapha Mohammed, 27.
They have since pleaded not guilty to all the charges preffered against them.
The defendants have been admitted to bail in the sum of N1million, each with two sureties who are gainfully employed with verifiable addresses.
The matter was adjourned till July 29.
Similarly, Innocent Okemba, 38, has been arraigned before Ikeja Magistrate’s Court for alleged robbery and possession of firearms.
Okemba was accused of arming himself with one locally made cut to size double barrel gun and other dangerous weapons and did rob 10 rolls of aluminium roofing coils loaded in Mack truck with number plates QX 240 LSD, valued at N18 million.
When the charge was read to the defendant, he pleaded not guilty.
The magistrate rejected the plea and adjourned the matter till July 9 for mention.