Two persons in court for stealing television, stabiliser

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Two persons were on Wednesday brought before the Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly stealing a flat-screen TV, stabiliser and other valuables worth N1.4 million.

The defendants, Kehinde Adeleke,17, and Oluwatofunmi Akala,40, whose addresses were not provided, face two-count charges of stealing and conspiracy.

The police prosecutor, E. O. Adaraloye, told the court that the defendants committed the offences between April and July 2022 at Adamasum Street, Akeja, Ota.

Mr Adaraloye alleged that Mr Adeleke, the stockkeeper, conspired with Mr Akala to steal the items belonging to their employer, Esther Bolarinde.

He said the offences contravened sections 383 and 516 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun, 2006.

They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The magistrate, A. O. Adeyemi admitted each defendant to N200,000 bail with one surety in like sum.

Ms Adeyemi ordered that the surety reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to the Ogun government.

She adjourned the case till November 24 for further hearing. 

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