Two arrested for allegedly stealing electronic cable

Two persons were on Monday arraigned before an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly stealing electronic cable wire worth N1.8 million.

The defendants, Sunday Ajayi(21) and Pelumi Ogunsakin(19)  whose addresses were unknown, are facing a charge of stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp. Johnson Okunade told the court that the defendants and others at large committed the offence on September 10 at about 5:00 a.m at Okesa area in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

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He alleged that the defendants and others at large went to the shop of the complainant, Mr Tochukwu Mugba, and stole some electronic cable wire valued at N1.8 million.

He told the Court that they were apprehended by the security guard.

According to him, the offence contravened section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The prosecutor asked the Court for an adjournment to enable him to study the case file and assemble his witnesses.

The defendants pleaded not guilty, and their counsel, Mr Timi Omotosho, urged the Court to grant the accused bail, with a promise that they would not jump bail.

In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety each in like sum.

He adjourned the case until October 14, 2019, for hearing.

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