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3 goat thieves land in Agodi prison

An Iyaganku Senior Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, on Tuesday remanded three persons in Agodi Prison for stealing a goat.

The Senior Magistrate, Mrs Muniràt Giwa-Babalola, said the accused persons should be remanded in the prison till today, November 3 for presentation of fact.

The accused persons, Umar Abubakar, (25); Nuru Mohammed, (21); and Abubakar Ibrahim, (16); pleaded guilty to the two-count charge bordering on stealing.

The prosecutor, Corporal Oluseye Oyebanji, had told the court that the accused persons on October 28, at about 7.00 p. m. at Ode-Olo, Inalende, Ibadan, stole a brown goat property of John Osayi, their neighbour.

Oyebanji said the goat, valued N10, 000, was stolen from where it was tied at the corridor of the house Abubakar and Osayi resided.

“The accused persons were caught by members of vigilante group in the area on their way to sell the goat to a ‘suya’ seller,” Oyebanji said.

The offence contravened sections 390 (3) (9) and 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State 2000.