Court Sentences 22-Year-Old- Man For Housebreaking

By Mariam Bello

A  Magistrate Court in Osogbo, Osun State has sentenced Sipianu Umar to a year and six months imprisonment for burglary and malicious damage of an aluminum window frame valued N15,000.

Sipianu, who was confronted with two-count charge bothering on housebreaking and malicious damage, pleaded guilty.

The prosecutor, Inspector Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court that the accused person committed the offence on March 12, at about 3.30 pm at Ayetoro Layout, Dada Estate in Osogbo.

Fagboyinbo said the defendant broke into the house of the complainant, Obi Omonah with intent to commit felony.

He stressed further that the suspect maliciously damaged aluminum window frame which belongs to Obi Omonah.

He explained that the offence is contrary to and punishable under section 411 and 451 of the criminal code cap 34 volume 11.laws of Osun State 2002.

Counsel to be accused person, Mr Okobe Najite prayed the court to temper justice with mercy in sentencing his client

The Magistrate, Mr Olusegun Ayilara thereby sentenced Sipianu to one year imprisonment on  count one with options of N15,000 and six months imprisonment on count two with options of N10,000.


Two Persons In Prison Over Alleged Robbery In Osun

By Mariam Bello

The Police in Osun on Monday, March 26, 2018 has arraigned two men Kehinde Michael, 63 and Adeola Yisa, 58, before a Magistrate Court in Osogbo over alleged armed robbery. 

The suspects have been remanded in prison custody.

The suspects appeared before the court on a four-count charge bothering on felony,  conspiracy and armed robbery.

The prosecutor, Inspector Mustapha Tajudeen said the duo committed the offence on December 13, 2017 at Aduramigba area, Ido-Osun in Osogbo.

He added that the duo armed themselves with guns and dangerous weapons and robbed one Olufemi Ayoade of his Toyota Corolla with REG number AAA 405  BV

He explained further that the suspects received nine stolen  Toyota Camry, four Toyota Corolla cars, two Honda Accord cars, one Honda CRV  and one suzuki car   from Kehinde Badmus, Adeleke Timothy,  Akoodu Femi Rufus and Adenle Olusola Babatunde.

He also told the court that the offences are contrary to section of 6(b) and punishable under section 1(1), (2)(a)(b) of the robbery and fire Arms laws of the Federation of Nigeria and section 516 of the criminal code cap 34 volume 11.laws of Osun State 2002.

The plea of the defendants were not taken and they were represented by their counsel Mr Tunbosun Oladipo.

The Magistrate, F.A Sodamade ordered that the suspects should be remanded in Ilesha prison custody.

She then adjourned the case to March, 28 for mention at court 3 in Osogbo.

Court Remands Man Over Allege Stealing, Defrauding Cooperative Money

By Abdullahi Omotayo

An Osun State Magistrate Court has remanded in prison, one Michael Ona Orohu, 46, over alleged stealing and defrauding a group, Food and Agriculture Development Foundation (FADEF) of N2.5m. 

The charge sheet read in the court disclosed that the accused person on November 14, 2017 at about 09:00hrs at Heritage Bank in Osogbo, did steal cash sum of N2.5m property of FADEF, thereby committing an offence contrary to section 383(1) and punishable under section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria.

It also stated that the suspect had on November 22, same year at Alleluyah Estate, forged a Bank of Industry term loan document with intent to defraud FADEF and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 465 and punishable under section 467 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria.

The counsel to the accused person, Barrister Amaechi Ngwu prayed the court to grant the accused person bail in most liberal terms as the accused person was ready to provide reliable sureties.

He informed the court that the accused is said to be the president of the cooperative and the matter before the court is a cooperative group matter which is currently being settled.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Fatoba Temitope objected the bail application on the ground that the suspect would jump bail considering the amount of money involved.

Fatoba added that the accused person spent over 20 days at the police custody because he could not provide reliable sureties.

He further disclosed that the accused person is having a pending petition filed against him at the State CID, in view of which he prayed the court to deny the bail application.

Presiding magistrate, F.A. Sodamade ordered the remand of the accused person in prison custody until he answers the present pending petition against him at the State CID.

The magistrate thereby adjourned the case till April 9, 2018.

Two Men Docked Over Alleged House Breaking

By Ismail Kolapo

Osun state police command on Wednesday arraigned two men before an Osogbo Magistrate court, over allegedly house breaking and stealing.

The defendants, Abioye Saheed 24 and Apantaku Kayode 29, are facing three count charges before Magistrate F.A Sodemade.

Prosecutor, Inspector Taiwo Adegoke, told the court that accused persons committed felony on 13th March, 2018 at 12 Adedapo Oyinlola street, Eleyele Estate Osogbo.

Inspector Adegoke said that, accused persons break into the dwelling house of one Alhaji Sanusi Akinlabi to steal a star time decoder valued at N7,000 and Nokia phone valued at N10,000.

Others items are, Kenwood compact, Disk player eleven thousand naira, Samsung Plasma television 55,000 and some of the quality of raw food stuff 100,000.

He said the accused persons committed an offense contrary to section 383, 411 and publishable under section and 390(9) 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 volume ll law of Osun state 2003

With no counsel, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the all changes.

Ruling, Magistrate Mrs. F. A Sodemade granted bail to accused persons in sum of N200,000 with one surety.

Sodemade adjourned the case till 16 April, 2018 for mention.

Court Remands 5 Men In Ile Ife Over Cultism 

By Sodiq Lawal

An Osun State Magistrate Court II sitting in Ile Ife  on  Wednesday ordered the remand of five men over their alleged involvement in cultism.

The accused were: Seun Adeleke (21), Adedoyin Abraham (24); Olanrewaju Idowu (36), Oluyemi Peters (24) and Tijani Raheem (29)

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Olamilekan Ijiyode gave the order that the accused should be remanded at the Ile Ife prison  pending when they would perfect their bail conditions.

The accused were arraigned on a two-count bordering on conspiracy to cause a breach of the peace and belonging to an unlawful and secret society known as “Aloral Buccaneers’’.

The Prosecutor, Sunday Osanyituyi, told the court that the offences were committed on March 4 at about 9.30 a.m., at Iremo area.

He alleged that the accused gathered themselves and  conspired to cause a breach of the peace and disturbed residents of the area.

According to him, the offences contravened Sections 42(a), (b) and 09 of the Criminal Law of Osun  State, 2011.

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

Magistrate Ijiyode admitted them to bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties each in like sum, who must provide evidence of proof of tax payment to the Osun state  government.

The case was then adjourned till April 6, 2018 for trial.

Man In Court For Attempting To Kill Daughter For Money Ritual In Osun

By Ismail Kolapo

The Osun State Police Command has arraigned a 38-year-old man , Odesola Odedokun for allegedly attempting to kill his daughter, Mary Odedokun for money ritual.

Odedokun was docked on Wednesday March 21, 2018 along side two other accused persons on four count charges bothering on attempting murder, unlawful possession of charms and fraud allegation leveled against them.

The two other accused includes Isaac Ajao 40 and Kazeem Ibrahim 42.

The police prosecutor Insp. Mustapha Tajudeen told the court that the accused persons and others at large committed the offense on March 7, 2018 at about 07:30hrs at Iron.

He explained that Odesola, the father of the victim and two other suspects conspired to kill one Mary Odedokun with the intention of using her for money rituals.

He further stated that the third accused person, Kazeem Ibrahim fraudulently obtained the sum of N34,000 from the Isaac Ajao with the pretense of using same money for doubling ritual.

The offences according to the Prosecutor was contrary to Sections 320, 418 and punishable under Section 419 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Volume 11.Laws of Osun State 2002.

The three accused person pleaded not guilty to the allegations slammed against them.

Defense Counsel, Remigus Ugwu, applied for the bail of the accused in the most liberal terms.

Ugwu assured the court that reliable sureties were ready to stand for the accused persons and they would not jumb bail if granted.

In her ruling, Magistrate Fatimoh Sodamade, granted the three accused persons bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety each in like sum.

She said, each sureties must be a grade level 15 civil servants and must be resident within the court jurisdiction and produce evidence of three year tax payments.

Sodamade further stated that the sureties must provide three passports sized photographs, attached with an affidavit of means just as their addresses be verified by the police in charge of the case.

She thereby adjourned the case till April 30 for hearing.

Man, 27 Docked Over Alleged Fraud In Osun

By Ismail Kolapo.

A magistrate court sitting in Osogbo on Monday, arraigned a  27-year-old man, Diran Olawale for allegedly defrauding one Abiola Adelakun to the tune of N700,000.

The accused person was arraigned before Magistrate O.A. Oloyode on
three counts charge bothering on felony, stealing and fraud.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Adewuyi Kehinde told the court that the defendant committed the offence in April 2011 at No 3, Olobi street, Owo Ope, Osogbo.

Sergeant Kehinde said the accused obtained the sum of N700,000.00 under pretense to purchase his victim an acre of land at Ota- Efun knowing fully well to be false.

The plaintiff stated further that, the defendant was arrested with the stolen items in his possession by police detective before he was brought to  court.

The alleged offence according to the Prosecutor, was contrary to and punishable under Section 419,390 (9) and 249 (D) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. 11 Laws of Osun State of Nigeria,2003.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the three count charges slammed against him.

Legal Aid counsel, Barr. Alayokun Ayobami prayed the to court to grant bail to the accused person in the most libral terms.

The Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Oloyode, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties.

The case was adjourned till May 3, 2018 for hearing.

Man Bags 36 Months Imprisonment For Burglary In Osun

By Ismail Kolapo

A magistrate court sitting in Osogbo has sentenced a 36 year-old man, Precious Ezenwa to 36 months imprisonment for alleged house breaking and stealing on Friday.

Ezenwa was arraigned before Magistrate Tunde Badmus on six counts charge that has to do with stealing of property.

The prosecutor, Inspector Tajudeen Mustapha told the court that the accused went to four hotels between 10 and 17th May 2017 with intent to steal.

He said the defendant did an unlawful burglary to Ripples hotel, Aenon suites hotel, Galaxy Hotel and Ideal nest hotel in Osogbo, capital of the state of Osun.

Tajudeen stated the stolen items by the defendant includes one HP laptop, 2 Infinix phones, power bank valued at N44,500 said to be properties of Aderigbe Sani Akinwumi and Muka Sidi which are offenses contrary to and punishable under section 411(1)(2) of criminal code of Osun state of Nigeria 2002.

Tajudeen added that the defendant was arrested by securitymen at Ideal nest hotel and take to Dada estate police station.

The accused person pleaded guilty of six counts charge.

Ruling, Magistrate Tunde  Badmus sentenced the accused person to 3 years imprisonment without alternative of fine.

Woman Docked Over Assault

By Mariam Bello

A 40-year-old woman, Abosede Abigail has been arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrate Court for alleged conspiracy and assault on one Yinusa Emmanuel.

Abigail was docked on Monday, March 12, 2018 on a count charge bothering on conspiracy and assault.

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the offence preferred against her.

The prosecutor, Inspector Oladoye Joshua told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 6 at about 11.30am at Oremeji Street, Ogo-Oluwa in Osogbo.

He explained further that the suspect and others at large gave Emmanuel, the complainant a fist blow all over his body and teeth bites, after which he sustained a deep cut wound.

Oladoye argued that the offence is contrary and punishable under Section 355 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Volume 11 Laws of Osun State 2003.

The defence counsel, Mr Olayinka Ojo applied for the bail of the accused in the most liberal and affordable terms.

The magistrate A. A Oloyade granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She said one of the sureties must be a civil servant, sworn to affidavit of means, while both sureties must resides within the court jurisdiction with evidence of three years tax payments and three passports photography

The case was adjourned to March 27 for hearing.


Ex-Convict Bags 3-year Jail Term For Stealing Goods Worth N200,350

By Abdullahi Omotayo

A 27-year- old man, Akeem Onaolaji has been sentenced to three years imprisonment by an Osogbo Magistrate court for stealing items worth of N200,350.

The prosecutor, Inspector Fagboyinbo Abiodun while addressing the court said sometimes in December 2017, January 20, 2018, and February 23, 2018 at Temidire Estate, Osogbo, the accused person unlawfully entered into the shop of one Oginni Oluwasogo, Risikat Aderibigbe, and Bashirat Yusuf respectively.

The items stolen include, one wooden shelves, three pillow cases, and one dressing chair totaling N84,000, property of Oginni Oluwasogo.

The accused was also accused of stealing one and a half carton of Baron Wine valued N2,600, one pack of 1960 Origin,  half carton of Joven valued N3700, one carton of Erujeje valued N3000, a carton of Seaman Schnapps valued N19,300, two cartons of Chelsea Dry Gin valued N13,200, one carton of Trophy Beer valued N4,000, one carton of Kronenbourg valued N4,000, one carton of Bottled Chelsea dry gin valued N7,000, three bottles of Mark Dowel valued N10,500, two bottles of Best valued N1,000, two bottles of Brandy valued N1,200, two bottles of Schenapp valued N2,000, ten pieces of Origin valued N3,200, four bottled Origin valued N3,200, one bottled 1960 origin valued N1,800, five cartons of soft drink valued N4,750, three cartons of Pepsi Cola valued N3,000, six bottles of Big Cola valued N8,400, all valued N94,650 properties of Risikat Aderibigbe.

Other items stolen by the convict include one gas cooker, rubbers of rice, rubbers of beans and other items, valued N21,700 property of Bashirat Yusuf

Inspector Fagboyinbo said the accused person, having stolen N200,350 worth of items, has committed an offence contrary and punishable under Sections 413, 390(9), and 515 Criminal Code Cap 34, Volume II Laws of Osun state of Nigeria, 2003.

Onaolaji who was an ex-convict had no legal representation, but pleaded guilty to the six- count charge levelled against him.

The Magistrate, Tunde Badmus then sentenced him to three years imprisonment.

Mother Of Three Jailed 12-Month For Stealing N15,000 Phone

By Mariam Bello

A Magistrate Court in Osogbo has jailed a 36-year-old mother of three, Nafisat Raji for 12-month for stealing a Tecno phone worth of N15,000.

Nafisat who was arraigned before Magistrate O. A Oloyade on a count charge bothering on stealing, pleaded guilty of the offence.

Prosecutor, Inspector Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court that the convict, an indigene of Ede, committed the offence on March 10 at Tinumola Estate in Osogbo.

He said, Nafisat entered into the shop and stole the Tecno handset which valued N15,000.

He explained further that the divorced convict was arrested by the people around the area and was handed over to the police after a thorough beating.

Inspector Abiodun also tendered the statement of the accused person and the stolen phone as exhibit before the Court.

He stated that the offence is contrary to and punishable under Section 390 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Volume 11 Laws of Osun State 2003.

The prosecutor also informed the court that the mother of three children has once been charged to court on a similar offence.

Nafisat pleaded for forgiveness and mercy of the court, saying she could not understand what led her to the crime.

Pleading for the court pardon, she appealed that her last child was too young to be abandoned.

The defense counsel, Okobe Najite pleaded to court to temper justice with mercy for his client.

The magistrate, Oloyade convicted Nafisat on the one count charge and sentenced her to 12-month imprisonment with an option of N10,000 fine, just as she ordered that the stolen phone be returned to the complainant.