Four officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority were arraigned on Thursday at an Ogba Magistrate ’ s Court for alleged Stealing.
The officials – Adeniyi Lamowa , Abiodun Odutan , Adekunle Fasanya and Kayode Olodo – were accused of stealing N86 , 000 from the driver of a Toyota Sienna , Alao Abayomi.
The police said the amount was part of a sum of N103,000 Abayomi allegedly kept in his car .
PUNCH Metro learnt that the defendants had accosted the driver along Agidingbi Road on November 1 , 2017 for picking somebody on the road .
They were said to have ordered him down from the vehicle, which they drove to their office in Alausa .
Abayomi reportedly boarded a bus to the agency’ s office where he was given a fine of N20 ,000.
He allegedly discovered that N86 , 000 was missing from the money he kept in the vehicle and accused the team of stealing it.
He reported the case to the police at the Alausa division .
A police prosecutor , Sergeant Unah Mike, brought the men on two counts of stealing before a presiding magistrate , O. O. Fashola.
The accused pleaded not guilty and were granted bail in the sum of N50 , 000 with one surety in like sum. She adjourned the case till February 19 , 2018.
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