Plumber arraigned over alleged theft of N100, 000 valuables

A 30-year-old Plumber, Dele Atanda on Thursday appeared before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo for allegedly stealing valuables worth N100, 000.

The defendant, whose address is unknown, is standing trial on a two-count charge bordering on burglary and stealing.

The Prosecuting Counsel, Insp. Ayodeji Omoyeigha told the court that the defendant had on April 21 at about 11:20 p.m., at No. 2, Aladeye Street in Okitipupa, Okitipupa magisterial district burgled into the house of one Erinayo Akindele.

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He said that the defendant stole one Samsung and Tecno camera phones, one Breezewwell standing fan and a necklace, totalling N100, 000 property of Akindele.

The Prosecutor added that the offences contravened Sections 412 and 390(9), Criminal Code, Cap.37, Vol.1, Laws of Ondo State 2006.

The defendant however, pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Dickson Ogunfuyi admitted the defendant to N200, 000 bail and a surety in like sum with evidence of a year tax clearance paid to the state government.

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He however, adjourned the case until Aug. 30 for further hearing.

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