Many students of Babcock University in Ogun State would be taken by surprise at the recent news involving one of their lecturers. Press reports have it that a Babcock professor was arraigned for allegedly stealing 2 cars worth ₦10million. According to the reports, a 62-year-old Professor known as Patrick Enyi from Babcock University was arrested by police operatives from the Zone 2 Command in Lagos State. The professor was arraigned before the Igbosere Magistrate Court in Oyingbo, Lagos to answer the allegation of stealing two cars worth at least $20,000. The two unregistered vehicles reportedly belong to one Mrs Chocolate Obasoaya.
This is Prof. Patrick Enyi, the Babcock University professor accused of stealing two cars
The professor was charged with three count charges bordering on forgery and theft. Francis Igbinosa, who is the Counsel to the police, informed the Magistrate Court that the defendant committed these crimes in two separate periods. They were committed in 2012 and 2018 at Number 17, Adeyemi Adesoji Street in the Alamutu Estate area of Fagba, Iju, Lagos State. The counsel added that Prof. Enyi allegedly stole a Nissan Maxima valued at $12,000 and an $18,000 Lexus car, both unregistered. The two vehicles according to the lawyers are properties of Mrs Chocolate Obasoaya. The defendant, according to Igbinosa, also forged the land document of the complainant, in which he sold part of the land for a sum of ₦1.4 million.
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The counsel made it known that the offences committed by the Babcock lecturer contravened section 287 (10), 365 (1), 287 (1), 94b, c, d, 3d and e of the 2015 Lagos State Criminal Law. Professor Enyi pleaded not guilty to these allegations and was granted a bail of ₦1 million by the sitting magistrate, Mrs Fowowe. He was also asked to provide 2 sureties in like sum as part of the condition for the bail. The case was adjourned till 21st of April 2022 and the defendant was ordered to be retained at the Ikoyi Correctional facility till he meets the conditions for bail.