Tanker driver, conductor docked over alleged theft of N350,000 fuel

A tanker driver and his conductor, who allegedly stole 3,600 litres of petrol valued at N350, 000, were on Thursday charged before an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State.

Akeem Lateef, 22, and Oladele Oladayo, 21, who reside at Igando area of Lagos State, are facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Cpl. Femi Adeleye, told the court that the offences were committed on July 17, at about 4.00 p.m. at No. 154, Ikotun Road, Igando.

Adeleye said that the driver of the tanker with reg. no. APP 22 XC, loaded 33, 000 litres of petrol, but colluded with his assistant to steal 3,600 litres, property of Bamol Petrol Station, Igando.

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