Four Mr Biggs staff and two Lagos Island Maternity Hospital staff and a caterer were on Monday, arraigned before a Lagos Chief Magistrates Court sitting at Igbosere for alleged stealing.
They were alleged to have stolen bags of chicken, gallons of vegetable oil, rice and creates of eggs belonging to Mr Biggs Ltd.
The defendants are Saheed Owolabi 30, Ajayi Olarewaju 29, Chukwuemeka Daniel 27, Isaiah Stephen 19, Rotimi Oyedunmade 33, Abiodun Ernest 40 and Idris Ibrahim 30.
The defendants are facing a four count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing and receiving of stolen goods preferred against them by the police.
The defendants reside at 18A, Adudu Street, 6 Idumota street Lagos Island, 7C Danbgoye Street Costain, 60 Aborishade road Lawanson Sururele, 27 finance road Agege, 33 Segun Shittu Street Ikorodu and 11 Joseph Street Lagos Island respectively, and were docked before Magistrate Mr. Patrick Adekomaiya.
They all pleaded not guilty to the charge against them.
The prosecutor Inspector Igobo Emby told the Court that the defendants committed the alleged offences between June and July 2016, at Lagos Island.
He said that the incident took place at 26, Broad Street in Lagos Island.
Emby said that the defendants conspired amongst themselves to steal the following items, ten bags of Chicken, four gallons of Vegetable oil, 30 creates of eggs, five bags of rice and ten tubers of Yam all valued at N500,000, property of Mr Biggs Ltd.
The prosecutor told the Court that Ernest a female caterer and Ibrahim who is a staff of Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, received four gallons of vegetable oil and ten creates of eggs all valued at N48,000 from Owolabi, a staff of Mr Biggs, knowing that the property was a stolen property.
He also alleged that Chukuemeka and Stephen who were security guards at Mr Biggs failed as security men attached to Mr Biggs Ltd to use all reasonable means at their disposal to prevent Owolabi and Ajayi from stealing from the company property.
According to him the offences committed is punishable under sections 409, 285 (7) 326 and 408 of the criminal law of Lagos state 2011.
However the Magistrate Adekomaiya granted them bail in the sum of N400,000 each with two sureties each in like sum, who must show proof of employment and who are tax compliance.
He adjourned the case to September 19, for mention