Theft

Okitipupa (Ondo State) March 15, 2019 The Police in Okitipupa arraigned two men, Oyewunmi Odofin, 22 and Monday Adesomoju, 20, on Friday before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State for alleged burglary and stealing of N600,000.

The defendants, who are a farmer and a labourer and of no fixed addresses, were standing trial in the court on a three-count charge bordering on felony, burglary and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Zedekiah Orogbemi told the court that the defendants on Jan. 2, at 12:30 a.m. at Olekoju Quarters, Ode-Erije in Okitipupa Magisterial Districts conspired to commit felony.

He said that the defendants burgled the house of Igbekele Omiyeju and stole N600,000 belonging to Omiyeju.

The prosecutor said that the defendants committed the offences contrary to sections 516, 412 and 390 (9), Criminal Code, Cap.37, Vol.1, Laws of Ondo State 2006.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against them.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Musa Al-Yunus, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500,000 each and a surety each in like sum.

He said that the sureties, who must be resident within the court jurisdiction, must also present evidence of a year tax clearance as part of the bail conditions.

Al-Yunus adjourned the case till March 28 for further hearing.