Two business man, Sunday Michael, 25, and Emeka Valentine, 39, were charged by the police with conspiracy and theft on Monday as they appeared in a Magistrates’ Court in Ojo, Lagos, for allegedly stealing 1,500 empty crates of Trophy Beer.
However, they both pleaded not guilty.
Mr Simon Uche, the prosecution counsel said, the defendants stole 1,500 empty crates of Trophy Beer, belonging to Mr Peter Egodi, valued at N1.5 million. He was also alleged that they stole N146,000 belonging to Egodi.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 287, 328 and 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State. 2011.
Magistrate A.A Adesanya admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N200,000 each with two sureties each in like sum. He adjourned the case until Dec. 9 for mention.