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Attendants docked  for stealing  N3m chickens

Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
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Two  poultry attendants, Suraju Yekini, 33, and Lateef Ajetomobi, 43, have been  arraigned by the police in Osun state for allegedly stealing 2,514 chickens.

The accused persons and others at large were said to have committed the offence between May 2018 and August 2018, at Olu farm limited, Osogbo where they work.

The offence  was  said to contravene  the provisions of sections  516, 427, 383(1) punishable under section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34,  volume  11, Laws of Osun, 2003.

The Prosecutor,  Inspector  Joshua Oladoye, told the court that the 2,514 stolen chickens valued at  N3 million, belonged to one Akosu  Samuel.

The accused persons were charged with three counts of theft,  conspiracy  and deceit.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

The defence counsel,  Mr Emmanuel  Adebisi , prayed the court to grant his clients bail in  most liberal terms.

The Magistrate,  Mrs Aishat Olayemi,  granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N500,000 each and one surety each in like sum.

Olayemi  stated that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction with evidence of tax payments.

She adjourned the case till March 11, 2019 for hearing.

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