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How truck driver spent 11 months in jail custody after firm accused him of stealing, harm



Reprieve has come the way in which in which of a truck driver who spent a whole of 11 months in jail custody after the company he works for (names withheld) accused him of stealing and malicious harm, as he has now regained his freedom.

The truck driver, whose title was given merely as Taiwo, was in January 2020 requested to ship gadgets to a purchaser in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, from Lagos State by the company he was working for as a driver.

According to research, on his choice to Yola, he was said to have noticed that the truck he was driving was having mechanical factors and he swiftly often known as the company’s Transport Manager to intimate him in regards to the state of affairs.

74af8f954aea4c5b95af42f68cdb9471(Caption): Taiwo after he regained his freedom, as posted by the inspiration on Wednesday.

It was gathered that the supervisor instructed him to deal with the truck to Yola and as quickly as he purchased there, mechanics may very well be despatched to him to influence repairs and so, he was said to have managed the truck to Yola safely and he delivered the merchandise to the consumer.

It was moreover gathered that when he purchased to Yola, he often known as the supervisor to ship the mechanics to him nonetheless the supervisor reportedly saved on making ensures. He couldn’t proceed to stay in Yola and so, he was said to have decided to maneuver some gadgets to Abuja and resolved the truck problem with the money he constructed from the journey to Abuja.

Taiwo purchased to Lagos and educated the supervisor of all that transpired nonetheless to his dismay, the company invited the police and he was arrested and charged to court docket docket for “stealing of N200,000 and malicious damage to five truck tyres,” in holding with research.


Taiwo was arraigned in court docket docket on February 24, 2020 and was admitted to bail. He spent 5 months in jail custody sooner than his relations had been in a place to wonderful his bail conditions typically in August 2020.

However, he couldn’t afford to proceed paying for the suppliers of a lawyer all through trial and he was remanded as soon as extra in jail custody in January 2022 and the matter was said to have remained in court docket docket with no tangible progress inside the proceedings. He then spent one different six months in jail custody.

However, his matter purchased to the attention of a foundation that usually visits prisons in Lagos State, the Headfort Foundation (Prison Reform Initiative) and one in all its attorneys took up the matter.

According to the inspiration which launched the matter on a sequence of tweets on its Twitter take care of on Wednesday, his transient was taken and due diligence was carried out to know the stage of the matter. The lawyer was moreover said to have approached the company for an amicable determination of the matter and the company was said to have obliged.

The lawyer was said to have educated the court docket docket in regards to the enchancment and utilized for the charges in opposition to him to be struck out. The court docket docket later struck out the case, discharged and acquitted Taiwo after he had spent a whole of 11 months in jail custody, which is 5 months sooner than his bail was perfected and one different six months sooner than the court docket docket struck out his case.


(Caption): The sequence of tweets by the inspiration on the matter.

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