By Sodiq Lawal
The Moore Police Division in Ile Ife has arraigned a septuagenarian, Kolawole Fabanwo, and his 28-year-old wife, Oladejo Nasifat, before an Osun State Magistrate Court II in the town for allegedly breaking into a tenant’s shop.
The Prosecutor, Insp Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 10 at about 9:00 pm at Oduduwa Estate, Ile-Ife.
Osanyintuyi said that the accused persons were arraigned on a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, shop-breaking and stealing.
He said Fabanwo forcibly broke and entered into the shop of one Akinloye Mary without her consent with intent to commit felony.
According to him, Fabanwo stole a Fonix sewing machine; one Amno green weaving machine; one pressing iron; two buckets of paint, three suit materials and five yards of dry lace, all totalling N99,000.
The prosecutor stated further that Nasifat in July, 2017 at about 6pm stole a blue readymade gown and one red colour Da Vivia gown, valued at N5, 000, property of Mary.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened sections 81, 383, 390 (9) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The accused persons, however, pleaded not guilty to the four-counts charge.
The defence counsel, Miss Marian Lai-Ibrahim, pleaded for her clients bail, saying they would provide reliable sureties.
Magistrate Olalekan Ijiyode granted bail to the accused in the sum of N100,000 with one surety each in like sum.
Ijiyode added that sureties must swear to an affidavit of means, reside within the court’s jurisdiction, provide two passport photographs while their addresses must be verified by court officials.
The case was adjourned till Aug. 17 for hearing.