By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
A 46-year-old lecturer with the Oke Ogun Polytechnic Saki, Mr Popoola Waheed, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Oyo State Chief Magistrate Court, sitting in Ibadan over alleged forgery and theft.
The lecturer was arraigned by the police on a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and forgery.
Arraigning the lecturer, Police Prosecutor, ASP Sunday Ogunremi, told the court that the accused and others now at large sometimes between the month of August ,2016 to January 2017 at the Oke-ogun Polytechnic Saki, in Saki magisterial district did conspired together to steal.
ASP Ogunremi said the accused and others now at large stole one million nine hundred and twenty five thousand hundred and thirty three naira sixty seven kobo (N1,925,233,67k) belonging to the institution.
The Prosecutor pointed out that the lecturer and others now at large did forged the signature of one Mrs. Dolapo Omolola Adeniji in the same institution to withdraw salary
ASP Ogunremi stressed that the offences committed is punishable under section 516,390 (9) (6) and 467 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38vol. II Laws of Oyo State, Nigeria 2000
The lecturer however pleaded not guilty to the charges no. Mi/17c/19
In his ruling the Chief Magistrate, Mr. Taiwo Oladiran , granted that the accused bail in the sum of N 500, 000 with two surety in like sum.
The Magistrate held that the surety must gian-fully employed and must be resident within Ibadan magistrate district and they must worth N 500,000 each
Adisa, however, adjourned the case till 7th July, 2019 for hearing.