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Three asun sellers docked over goats theft

By Bamidele Kolawole

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Three Asun sellers, Bukola Adeniyi Keko, 36, Oladele Sunday Obone, 34, and Odunayo Ojo, 30; have been docked before an Akure Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing ten goats.

The defendants, facing a four-count charge of felony, conspiracy, stealing, and conducting themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace, were arraigned before Magistrate Temilola Olusola-Olujobi.

The defendants were alleged to have committed the offence on April 2024, at about 5:30 am at Ala Community, Akure, in the Akure Magisterial District.

The prosecutor, Inspector Taiwo Oniyere, told the court that the defendants conspired with others at large to steal ten goats and suffocated them by putting them in a car trunk.

According to him, the defendants stole goats belonging to Musiliu Raimi, Olagunju Monsurat, Olagunju Yetunde, and Ojo Florence.

The offence contravenes and is punishable under Sections 516, 249(d), 495(f), and 390(9)(b) of the Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Volume 1, Laws of Ondo State Nigeria, 2006.

The defendants, who were charged with stealing, pleaded not guilty to the offence

The prosecutor prayed for the adjournment of the case in order to go through the case file.

The defense counsel, Clement Falana prayed the court to grant his clients bail on the most liberal terms, promising that the defendants would provide credible and reliable sureties.

Magistrate Temilola Olusola-Olujobi granted the defendants bail in the sum of N500,000 each with two sureties  each in the  like sum.

She added that the sureties must present tax evidence for two years and their passport photographs.

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The case was adjourned till July 30, 2024, for hearing.

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