Man, 21, arraigned over alleged stealing

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OKITIPUPA – A 21-year-old man, Ajinde Ehinnehifo, was on Monday arraigned in an  Okitipupa Magistrates’  in Ondo State  for  alleged stealing and burglary.

The accused, of fixed address and occupation, was  arraigned on a three-count charge of felony, burglary  and stealing.

Also arraigned was one Adeolu Adebayo was charged with unlawfully receiving  stolen goods.

The Prosecutor, Insp  Zedekiah Orogbemi,  told the that the accused on Aug. 1 at about  2.00 a.m. at No. 2, Apata St., Okitipupa, conspired with another person now at large to commit the offences.

He said that the accused burgled  the house of one Rev. Adedeke Adewole to steal items  such as  laptop computer, Ipad, camera and cell phones phones valued at N119,000. [eap_ad_1] Ehinnehifo was also accused of  stealing a cash sum of  N32,000.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened  sections 516, 411(2) and 390 (9) of the  Criminal Code, Cap. 37,Vol.1, Laws of Ondo State,  2006.

Orogbemi also said  Adebayo,  on Aug.  3  unlawfully received the stolen computer  valued at N50,000  from Ehinnehifo.

He said that the offence was contrary to Section 427 of the  Criminal Code, Cap.37, Vol.1, Laws of Ondo State, 2006.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

The Magistrate, Mr Funsho Akintoye, granted the accused bail in the sum N100,000  with two sureties each in like sum.

He said the sureties must reside within the ’s  jurisdiction and  present evidence of two years  tax payment.

The case was  adjourned  till Sept. 16 for further hearing. (NAN)