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2 MTN employees docked over alleged N3.2m theft


ABEOKUTA – Two employees of MTN Communications were on Wednesday arraigned before an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court over alleged theft of 58 MTN rectifier back-up batteries valued at N3.2million.
The accused, Ayorinde Olukoju, 37, and Author Uchendu, 23, faced a two-count charge of conspiracy and theft.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Augustine Ozimini, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Nov. 15 and Nov. 19 between 11:20 p.m. and 07: 37 p.m.
He said the duo stole 38 back-up batteries at the MTN mast installation located at Mile 2 and 20 others at Crescent University Compound, Ayetoro Road, in Abeokuta.
Ozimini said that the duo, who were security guards assigned to guard the MTN mast in the area, conspired with two others now at large, to steal the 58 batteries.
He said that the offences contravened Sections 516 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The two accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and the defense counsel, Mr Rasheed Ayanbiyi, applied for their bail in liberal terms.
The Magistrate, Mr Emmanuel Adekunte, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 each, with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to Jan. 19, 2015 for mention. (NAN)

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