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‘Okada man’ docked for stealing goats

By Sade Adewale, Ondo

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A 45-year-old motorcyclist, Adewale Olafusi has been arraigned before an Ondo Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing three goats valued at N75,000.
Police brought Olafusi to court for conspring with others at large to steal the goats belonging to one Festus Osuntunyi.
The defendant and others at large were alleged to have committed the offence on December 11,2021, at about 5am, at Ogunmoyero street, Ondo.
The offence committed is contrary to and punishable under Sections 516 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Vol l Law of Ondo State of Nigeria2006.
The charge sheet read in part,”That you Adewale Olafusi and others still at large on the December 11, 2020 at about 5am at Ogunmoyero street, Ondo in the Ondo Magisterial District did conspired to commit felony to wit stealing and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.
“That you Adewale Olafusi and others still at large on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district did steal 3 goats valued at N75,000, property of one Festus Osuntunyi and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
Defence Counsel, S O Okewoye, prayed the court to grant his client bail in most liberal term, promising the defendant will provide credible surety if granted bail and will never jump bail.
In his ruling, Magistrate Victor Oloye granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Oloye said the sureties must be residents within the jurisdiction, while photocopy and original copy of identification card should be attached.
He adjourned the case till January 20, 2021 for hearing.

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