Crime

Painter arraigned in court for alleged damage of customer’s car worth N4.2 million

A 55- year-old man, Isaac Adeyemi, a car painter has been arraigned before Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos State for allegedly damaging his customer’s car worth N4.2 million.

Penpushing reports that, the prosecutor, Clifford Ogu, told the court that the  defendant, a resident of Eshadeu Bus Stop, Iyana Iyesi, Ota, Ogun State, is being tried for car damage and causing breach of peace.

The prosecutor said Adeyemi committed  the offences on 2 March at Ladoje Mechanic Village, Oko Oba, Agege ,adding that  the complainant, Akinola Akinwumi, gave his Toyota Sienna space bus valued N4.2 million to the defendant for painting.

Penpushing further reports  that, Ogu told the court that the defendant took the car out of the workshop for his own personal use without telling the complainant and drove the car in a reckless way and hit a wall which caused a lot of damage.

The prosecutor said the offences, contravened Sections 168 and 350 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015, but the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the Chief Magistrate, S. K Matepo, granted the defendant to bail of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum, thereafter adjourned the case until 22 October for mention.

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