Man docked for alleged theft of cell phone

Man docked for alleged theft of cell phone

A 31-year-old man, Adewunmi Ayoola, on Friday appeared before an Ota Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ogun, for allegedly stealing a Tecno cell phone valued at N34,000.

Alleged Ayoola, of no fixed address, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and burglary.

The prosecutor, Insp. Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on June 1, at about 9.00p.m.

Mustapha said that the defendant unlawfully entered the house of the complainant, Raphael Saibu, at No. 36 Ifelodun St., Oju-Ore, Sango-Ota, and allegedly stole the cell phone.

 He said the defendant was apprehended by the complainant’s neighbours and handed over to the police.

He said that the offences contravened Sections 390(9) and 516 of the Criminal Laws of Ogun, 2006.

 The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr S. O. Banwo, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Banwo ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government.

The magistrate adjourned the case until June 15, for trial.