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Police arraign 2 men over alleged cell phone theft

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Police on Wednesday arraigned Sodiq Abdulkareem, 26, and Oluwaseun Odugbesan, 22, before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing a mobile phone and caused breach of public peace.

The defendants are standing trial on a three-count charge of theft, damage to property and breach of peace.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Bose Shoyemi, told the court that the defendants committed the offences at Ayekale area of Osogbo at about 9.00p.m. on July 11.

Shoyemi said the defendants conspired to steal an Infinix Hot 7 mobile phone valued at N37, 000 belonging to Omokunle Awosiji.

The prosecutor said that the defendants also caused the breach of public peace.

Shoyemi said the offences contravened Sections 516, 382, 442 and 249(d) of the Criminal Code 34 Vol 11, 2003 Law of Osun.

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

The defence counsel, Mr Najite Okobie, urged the court to grant his clients bail in the most liberal terms.

The Magistrate, A.O. Ajanaku, granted the defendants bail of N50, 000 each with two sureties in like sum.

Ajanaku said that the sureties must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction and produce a valid means of identity.

The magistrate adjourned the case until Oct. 23.

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