Police Arraign Three Suspects Over Burglary

Three persons, Lanre Areola (30), Jelili Abiodun (26) and Lukman Obasanjo(33), were arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrate Court for allegedly breaking into a shop and stealing from it.

According to the charge sheet read in the open-court, the accused persons broke into the shop of one Iderawumi Hammed and stole 95 pieces of jeans trousers valued N65,000, 27 pieces of slippers valued 36,000, 30 pieces of shirts valued N45,000 and 100 pieces of male underwears valued N25, 000.

Other items stolen by the accused persons were; 10 pieces of short jeans valued N14, 000, 17 pieces of underwear valued N5,000, 11 caps valued N6,000, all totaling N457, 600.

The offences the accused persons committed were contrary and punishable under sections 516, 413(1) and (2), 383 and 390(9) of the state criminal laws.

They all pleaded not guilty to the three-count charges leveled against them.

Defence counsel, Mr. Dauda Oyewale and Mr. Niyi Akinsola appeared for the first and second accused persons (Lanre Areola and Jelili Abiodun),while the third accused person has no defence counsel.

Dauda and Niyi applied for bail of the two accused persons, saying they will not jump bail, and were ready to provide the court with reliable sureties.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Solomon Oladele did not object to the bail application made by the defence counsel.

Presiding Magistrate, Mr. Olusola Emmanuel admitted the accused persons to bail in the sum of N500,000 and two sureties, each in like sum, adding that the sureties must be residents within the court’s jurisdiction.

Olusola then adjourned the case till October 10, 2011 for mention.

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