is in trouble after he woke up at his lover’s house on Assfood street,
Oriola, Alapere, Lagos and discovered that the staff bus, N23m Toyota
Hiace, had been stolen.
Punch reports that, Aliyu, a casual worker, was arraigned on Monday on two counts of stealing in an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court.
A neighbor of the girlfriend had
alerted the father of two children, around 4am that he saw some strange
faces inside the bus. As Aliyu rushed out to know what was happening,
the thieves reportedly zoomed off.
The 36-year-old indigene of
Ilorin, Kwara State, was said to have reported the alleged theft at the
Alapere Police Station and informed a manager of Doset Civil
Engineering, which owned the vehicle.
Aliyu told the police that he had been driving the bus for over three years, stating that he had no hand in the stealing.
He said: “I
was employed by the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation as a casual
worker sometime in 2014. At about 8pm on January 21, I went to my
girlfriend’s house in Oriola to pass the night. A man came to wake me up
around 4am that he saw sys inside the bus. Before I got to where the
bus was, they had left with it. It was a mistake that I parked the bus
on the street becaome bouse there is no security there.”
manager, Osele Philips, in his statement, stated that a specific and
safe garage was provided for the driver to park the vehicle, saying the
company suspected a foul play.