By Ayodele Popoola
An Akure Chief Magistrate Court has ordered the remand of a 25-year-old man, Israel Sunday, at the Olokuta Correctional Centre over alleged burglary and stealing of tubers of yams, including other valuables worth N724,000.
Police charged Sunday with four counts bordering on felony, burglary, entry with intent to steal, and stealing.
The prosecutor, Inspector Nelson Akintimehin, informed the court that the defendant committed the offences at noon on September 2, 202, at Plots 9 and 10, Oba-Ile Housing Estate in Oba-Ile, Akure North Local Government Area.
Akintimehin told the court that the defendant broke into the residence of one Mr. Oluwafemi Alawaye, the complainant, through the fence with the intent to commit a felony.
He added that the defendant stole 12 kegs of palm oil valued at N340,000, 47 tubers of yams valued at N150,000, two vibrator engines valued at M200,000, one mutter valued at N10,000 and five metal wires valued at N40,000, total valued at N724,000, belonging to the complainant.
According to the prosecutor, the offences contravene Sections 516, 411, 412, and 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ondo State, 2006.
The defendant pleaded guilty to counts one, three, and four of conspiracy and stealing. But he claimed he was not guilty of burglary allegation.
Following his guilty plea, Chief Magistrate Musa Al-Yunus, ordered his remand in the correctional centre pending the time the fact would be reviewed.
Al-Yunus adjourned the case till October 12, 2023.