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 Farmer docked for allegedly stealing phones

 Farmer docked for allegedly stealing phones

From Fasusi Martins, Okitipupa
An Ondo  Magistrates’  Court  sitting in Okitipupa has remanded a farmer, Obama Obasola, in Okitipupa prison for allegedly stealing cell phones and money .

The prosecutor,  Insp. Ayodeji  Omoyegha told the court that the accused committed the offence on  April 6, 2018 at about 05:30am at Apata street, Okitipupa.

Omoyegha  informed the court  that  the accused entered into the room of one Mr. Samson Iluyemi with intention to commit felony, which contravened section 390 of the Criminal Code Cap 37, Vol,1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

According to him, the defendant stole one Android Tecno K7 phone valued at N34,000 and N35,000 total valued at N69,000, property  of one Mr. Samson Iluyemi.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to  the three- count charges.

His counsel,  Barrister. O. Ajele,  applied for the bail of the accused in most liberal terms, with  the promise that his client would not jump bail.

The presiding magistrate,  Mr D. O Ogunfuyi, granted  the  accused bail in the  sum of N200,000  with  two sureties in like sum,  adding that  the sureties must be responsible and reasonable citizen that reside  within the jurisdiction of the court . Ogunfuyi adjourned the case till July 17, 2019 for continuation of trial.

Owena Press Limited (Publisher of The Hope Newspaper), Akure

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