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Man, 21, docked over alleged stealing of POS machine

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A 21-year-old man, Babalola Temitope, was on Wednesday docked before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court over alleged stealing of a Point-of-Sale (POS) machine.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that the defendant committed the offence sometimes in June at about 9:10a.m at Fajuyi Park in Ado-Ekiti.

Akinwale said that the defendant, being a sale man to operate a POS to dispense money to customers, ran away with the POS machine.

According to him, the defendant also went away with Itel phone, a charger and sum of N52, 000, all valued at N71, 500, property of Jinadu Taiwo.

According to him, the offence contravened Section 390 (a) of the Criminal Code, Cap. C 16, Laws of Ekiti, 2012.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

His lawyer, Mr Gbenga Ariyibi, urged the court to grant bail to his client in a liberal terms.

Ariyibi said that his client would not jump bail and always make himself available in court for trial.

The Magistrate, Timothy Abe, consequently granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N20, 000 and two sureties in like sum.

Abe adjourned the case until Sept. 2 for further hearing.

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Edited by Olagoke Olatoye

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