Court Remands Mother, Son In Prison For Alleged N122m Theft

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The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered a mother, Lola Disu and her son, Ahmed Disu to be remanded at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre for allegedly stealing office property valued at over N122 million belonging to Uccas Resources Ltd.

The court, presided over by Justice Abimbola Awogboro sent the duo behind the bars after their arraignment before the judge by the Police on a 14-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.

The Police had alleged that the defendants and others at-large on June 25, 2021 at No 16 Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Magboro Bus Stop, Ikeja Lagos, conspired amongst themselves to steal the property belonging to Uccas Resources Limited represented by its Managing Director, Ukata Christian.

The defendants were also accused of forging a court order with the inscription ‘possession taken by court order on June 25, 2021’ with the intent that it would be used against Uccas Resources Ltd and its Managing Director.

Some of the property the defendants allegedly stole from different sections of the company include computers, office chairs and table, air- conditioners, printers, scanners, copiers, industrial water filters, heaps of undistributed copies of cargo news publication, confidential documents, midgets, internet routers, 2.9kva generator, fans and others.

The offences according to the Police, are punishable under Section 390 (8)(c)&(9) of the Criminal Code, Cap. C38, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 (as amended).

The defendants however pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Justice Awogboro subsequently remanded them in prison pending the hearing and determination of their bail application.

She then adjourned the matter to May 29, 2024 for hearing of their bail applications.

One of the charges read: ”That you, Lola Muniratu Disu ‘f’, Ahmed Olasunkanmi Disu ‘m’, on the same date, time and place, within the aforesaid Judicial Division, did steal office properties of the Reception Desk: (a) reception tables with drawers valued .N650,000.00 (b) reception chairs valued N71,000.00 (c) Computer (CPU, monitor and printer; all HP Pavilion Tower Computers) (10 generation intel core, 17, 1.8GHZ):dual storage drive 256 (GB) valued N861,000.00 (d) HP 5 in 1 printer, scanner and copier valued N73,000.00 (e) Intercom connected to all offices: receiver valued N5,000 (f) office main line 012916425 (with handset) valued N45,000.00 (g) visitors memo booklet valued N700.00, total value of properties amount to N1,705700.00, property of Uccas Resources Ltd, represented by Ukata Christian, the MD/CEO.

Another charge reads: “That you, Lola Muniratu Disu ‘f’, Ahmed Olasunkanmi Disu ‘m’ on the same date, time and place, within the aforesaid Judicial Division, did steal office properties of the Marketing Cubicle Office: (a) Black table (folded with leather) and chair valued N210,000.00 (b) Computer (CPU, monitor & printer)-all HP Pavilion Tower computers general intel core, 17, 1.8-GHZ), dual storage drive 256GB valued N861; 000.00 (c) Printer HP 5 in 1 Printer, Scanner & Copier valued N73,000.00; Intercom receiver valued N5,000 (d) Black table (folded leather and chair) valued. N210, 000.00, Computer (CPU, monitor & printer) all HP Pavilion Tower Computers: (10th general intel core, 17, 1.8 GHZ), dual storage drive 256GB valued N861,00; (c)-Printer HP S in 1 Printer, Scanner & Copier valued N73,000.00; intercom receiver valued N5,000; giant stainless industrial water filtration imported ‘from China -valued $33,000 US Dollars, on behalf of OK Food — Ibadan, equivalent to N24,750, 000.00.

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