Man docked for attempting to steal in Ogun

A 40-year-old man, John Okoduma, who allegedly jumped a fence with an intention to steal, was on Tuesday brought before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun.

Okoduma, whose address was not stated, is facing a charge of attempting to steal.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Abdulkareem Mustapha told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 15 at about 11.30p.m. at Obanijesu Street in Ayetoro area of Ota.

Mustapha said that the accused unlawfully jumped a fence of Ugochi Vivian with an intention to steal.

He said that the offence contravened Section 351 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

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

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Mathew Akinyemi, granted the accused bail of N120, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Akinyemi said that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed.

The chief magistrate also ordered that the sureties should show evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government and their addresses must be verified by the police.

She then adjourned the case until July 23 for hearing.

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