An Ore Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State has ordered the remand of a 32-year-old man, Sola Awokunle, at the Correctional Centre in Okitipupa, for allegedly stealing a 2-year-old boy from his parent.
The police arraigned the defendant before Chief Magistrate B.A. Ikusika, on one count charge of stealing.
According to the Prosecutor, Inspector Jimoh Amuda, the defendant committed the offence on April 13, 2023 at Omiayo in Ore, Ondo State.
The defence counsel, Mr V. A Akinfe, opposed the prosecutor’s request, and prayed the court to grant his client bail in most liberal terms.
Chief Magistrate B. A Ikusika, in his ruling, remanded the defendant at the Okitipupa Correctional Centre pending the outcome of advice from the DPP.
He adjourned the case till April 21, 2023 for a hearing.