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Siblings docked for N2m farm crops theft

By Boluwatife Akinola

Two brothers, Omoyeni Ibukun,30, and  Babatunde Ibukun Ibukun,33, have been arraigned before an Akure Magistrate Court over alleged stealing of farm crops valued at N2million.

The defendants of no fixed address, were arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, assault and stealing.

The prosecutor, Inspector Folashade Adeyemi, told the court that the defendants committed the offence in February 2024, in the Gbose area, Supare Akoko, Ondo State.

Adeyemi alleged that the two siblings stole crops of cocoa, palm kernel, kolanut, and walnuts valued at N2million, property of one Mr. Alabi Emmanuel.

The prosecutor also informed the court that the second defendant, Babatunde, injured the complainant’s head, by striking him on the forehead with a stone which led to severe bleeding.

The offence contravenes Sections the Criminal Code Law of Ondo State, 2006

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge leveled against them.

The prosecutor urged the court to remand the defendants due to the offence committed, in order to prevent further harm to the complainants.

The defense counsel, A.O. Wojuade, pleaded for the defendant to be granted bail on the most liberal terms.

Wojuade urged the court to transfer the case to Supare Akoko, claiming that the alleged crime took place there and both the complainants and defendants reside in Akoko.

Magistrate Olakunle Ogunmoyela granted bail to the defendants in the sum of N1million  with one surety each.

He transferred the case to Supare Akoko Magistrate Court for proper trial.

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