Court remands Okada rider for stealing church instrument
From Fisayo Akinduro,Osogbo
An Osogbo Magistrate’s Court has remanded a commercial motorcyclist, Tunde Adeniyi, in the Nigerian correctional centre for allegedly stealing church musical instruments.
The accused person who is facing a two-count charge of burglary and stealing committed the offence on November 16, 2020 around 2:00am at Christ Altar of Mercy Evangelical Ministry In Osogbo.
Police prosecutor, ASP Taiwo Adegoke, told the court that the accused person and others still at large conspired and broke into Christ Altar of Mercy Evangelical Ministry where they carted away 2 Slave Mixers valued at N500,000, one mixer engine worth N300,000, and a keyboard valued at N250,000 all total valued at N1,050, 000.
The accused person pleaded not guilty to the allegations slammed against him by the police.
The offence committed contravened Sections 416 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 vol. 11, Law of Osun state 2002.
Defence counsel, Kazeem Adepoju made an oral application for the bail of his client in most liberal terms.
But the prosecutor opposed the bail application made by the counsel on the ground that the offence of bulglary was rampant in the society.
The presiding Magistrate, Olusegun Ayilara ordered the remand of the accused person at Ilesa Correctional Centre.
He adjourned the case till January 8, 2021 for hearing .