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Police arraign night guard over alleged theft

The Police in Osun on Tuesday, arraigned one Abubarkar Sheriff, 36, at an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court over alleged theft of shoes, watches, and other goods valued at N3million.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Sunday Osanyintuyi told the Court that the Defendant committed the offenses on July 23, around 01:05 a.m. at Jaiyeola Shopping Complex, AP Junction in Ile-Ife.

Osanyintuyi said that the Defendant allegedly broke into the shop of one Ajueyisi Oluwatimilehin to commit a felony therein.

He said that the Defendant is facing three charges: break-in, intent to commit felony, and stealing.

He added that the Defendant stole 34 pairs of Italian shoes; 144 pieces of watches; one 43-inch plasma television set, and two watch stands, all valued at N3 million, properties of one Ajueyisi Oluwatimilehin.

According to him, the offenses contravened Sections 383, 390(9), 411, and 412 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The Defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge of breaking, intent to commit a felony, and stealing.

The defense counsel, Mr. M.I. Babatunde, pleaded for the bail of the Defendant in most liberal terms, as he pledged that his client would not jump bail and would provide reliable sureties.

Magistrate A. A. Ayeni granted bail to the Defendant in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Ayeni stated that the sureties must swear to an affidavit of means, and be residing within the Court’s jurisdiction.

He also added that the sureties must be gainfully employed and the Prosecutor must verify the genuineness of their addresses.

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He said that each of the sureties must present three recent passport photographs while he adjourned the case until August 12 for mention.

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