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Man, 26, faces trial for alleged house-breaking, stealing in Ibadan



The police, on Friday, dragged a 26-year old Sodiq Fasasi, before an Iyaganku Senior Magistrates’ Court for alleged house-breaking and stealing.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that Fasasi, whose address was unknown, was charged with a two- count charge of burglary and stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp Sunday Ojeleye, told the court that Fasasi, on Nov. 29, at about 2 p.m. at Ile Apena Alabede’s house, Foko area, Ibadan, allegedly broke into the apartment of one Ibrahim Adegbenro.

Ojeleye said, ” the defendant allegedly stole plasma television valued N24,000, two speakers valued N5,000, a pressing iron valued N5,000, MP 3 radio valued N2,000 and a decoder valued N5,000.

“The defendant was caught while trying to escape with the electronic gadgets and he was thereafter reported to the police.

He said that the total value of the stolen items was N41, 000, stressing that the offence contravened Section 390 (9) and 413 (2) of the Criminal Code, Cap. 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him.

The senior magistrate, Mrs T. B Oyekanmi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50, 000 with two reliable sureties in like sum, and adjourned the matter until Jan. 20 for mention.

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