24 June 2016
A self-acclaimed Islamic Cleric, Mufutau Badmus, who was alleged to have stolen timber and other assorted wood valued at N1.3 million, was docked at an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Friday
Badmus, 46, a resident of Akerele Extension, Surulere, is facing trial on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.
The prosecutor, Police Inspector Daniel Ighodalo, told the court that the accused committed the offence on April 11, at No. 101, Kano St., Ebute-Meta.
He said that the accused stole timber and other assorted wood belonging to one Ebenezer Ugowini.
“The said wood were said to have gone missing before they could be offloaded into Ugowini’s shop and when a search was conducted, they were found in Badmus’ possession.
“When they were found, the marks which Ugowini put on them for identification had been scrapped by the accused,’’ the prosecutor said.
Badmus pleaded innocence before the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Abimbola Awogboro, who granted him bail in the sum of N250, 000, with two sureties in like sum, and adjourned the matter to August 2 for mention.