28-yr Old Man Arraigned In Ekiti Over Alleged Burglary, Stealing

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By OLADELE ADEDAYO,Ado-Ekiti

A 28-year-old man,Monday Godday has beenarraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged burglary and stealing.

The defendant, who is of no fixed address is standing trial on a three-count charge of burglary, stealing and possession of Indian hemp.

The prosecutor, Insp Caleb Leramo, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on October 7 at about 4:10 a.m at Abuja Quarters Zone 4, along NTA road in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

He alleged that the defendant burgled into the house of one Mr. Bello Tolulope during the operation.

Leramo listed items allegedly stolen by  the defendant to include a Xio Samsung phone valued at N350,000, X Spark 4 phone valued N51,500 and I phone 7plus valued at N135,000.

Others are, I phone 6X valued at N600,000, Infinix Hot 6 pro valued at N48,000, total valued at N769, 500 properties of the complainant.

He added that the defendant also had in his possession, wrap of Indian hemp.

According to him, the offences contravened Section 411 (1) (2), 390 of the Criminal Code and Section 5 (b) of the Indian Hemp Act Cap 16, Laws of Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The prosecutor asked the court for adjournment to enable him to study the case file and present his witnesses.

However,the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Abdulhamid Lawal, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

He later adjourned the case until Nov. 4 for hearing.

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