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Teenager held for stealing

Teenager held for stealing

By Sade Adewale, Ondo
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A teenager,  Olarewaju Ojo,  has been dragged before the Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo town, for unlawfully breaking  into the shop of one Fatima Ademola, where he allegedly  stole electronics and money valued at N201,700.

The police brought Ojo before the court on Wednesday for conspiring with one other still at large to

Items stolen are: one Deep freezer, valued at N65,000:00, one L. G plasma Television valued N30,000:00, one polystar tape reader valued N11,000:00, one stabilizer valued N5,000:00, and cash of N51,000″00 kept inside the drawer.

The defendant is now facing three – count charge bothering on  burglary and stealing however, he pleaded not guilty to the charges preferred against him.

The defendant was said to have committed the offence on July 12, 2019 at about 4:00am at Erinketa street, Ondo, contrary to and punishable under section 516, 413 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 37, Volume 1 laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.

The charge sheet read in part,”That you, Ojo Olarewaju and one other still at large on July 12, 2019, at about 4am at Erinketa street, Ondo, in the Ondo Magisterial District did break into the shop of one Fatima Ademola with an intent to steal therein and thereby committed an offence contrary to section and  punishable under section 413 of the Criminal code cap 37 volume 1 laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

“That you Ojo Olarewaju and other still at large on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned Magisterial District did steal one Deep freezer valued at  N65,000, One  LG Plasma Television valued at N30,000, one Polystar tape reader  worth N11,000,  one stabilizer valued N5,000, and the sun of N51,000,  kept inside the drawer of  the complainant,  one Fatima Ademola  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.

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The police prosecutor, Charles Olagbayi, who prayed  the court to  remand the accused in prison custody pending advice from the Director of Public Prosecution.

The defendant’s  counsel,  Mr. Israel Ikuemenisan, did not oppose the application made by the prosecutor to remand his client.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs Odenusi Fadeyi,  granted the application of the prosecutor and ordered that the case file should be sent to the office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

Fadeyi adjourned the case till August 19, 2019 for legal advice from the DPP in  Ministry of Justice.

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