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Police arraign 2 men for alleged theft in Osun

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The police on Monday, arraigned two accused persons, Jelili Raufu, 38, and Mutiu Adedeji, 19, at a Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged felony and theft.

The prosecutor, ASP John Idoko, told the court that the accused committed the offence on August 17 at about 5a.m. at Owode-Ilesa road, Osogbo.

Idoko said the accused did conspire among themselves to steal one motorcycle tyre with rim and 2 motorcycle absorbers, all valued N28,000 belonging to one Lukman Adedokun.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the counts against them.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Sections 516, 390(9) and 430(2).

Counsel to the accused, Julius Akhigbe, prayed the court to grant his client bail in most liberal terms.

The magistrate, Mrs R.A Olayemi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N10,000 each and two sureties in like sum with an affidavit of means with three passport photographs.

According to her, the sureties must reside within the court jurisdiction.

The magistrate also ordered that the prosecutor should verify the address of the sureties and adjourned the case until Oct. 21 for hearing.

 

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