2 Sexagenarians Arraigned For Allegedly Stealing Four-month-old Baby In Osun

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An Osogbo Magistrate’s Court has arraigned two women for allegedly stealing a four-month- baby.

The accused are; a 66-year- woman, Adebisi Balogun, and Awoniyi Adegboye, 60.

The duo allegedly committed the offence sometime in April 2021 in Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

The prosecutor, Kayode Adeoye, told the court that Balogun conspired with Adegboye to commit the offence.

He added that Balogun, on August 26, 2021, in the Ayetoro area was caught with a four-month- child.

The offence committed contravened sections 516, 317(1)(7) and 249 (D) Criminal Code CAP 34 Vol. Il Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

The accused pleaded not guilty to charges conspiracy, but Balogun pleaded guilty to charges of child stealing and conduct likely to cause a breach of public peace.

The defense counsels, Okobe Najite and M. Akinwande prayed the court to admit their clients to in most liberal terms, saying they would not jump bail if granted.

However, the prosecutor opposed the application on the ground that the accused are liable to jump bail, saying the child recovered from them is at the orphanage.

In her ruling, Ruling on the application, presiding Magistrate, Mrs O. Adaramola denied the application and ordered the remand the accused persons in Ilesa correctional facility.

She adjourned the case till September 21 and 22, 2021 for an accelerated hearing.