Police Arraign Man For Allegedly Stealing Plasma TV Valued #40,000

By Sodiq Lawal

The Police, on Monday arraigned a 22-year-old man, Njokwu ThankGod, for allegedly stealing a Plasma television valued at #40,000.

ThankGod who lives at Ilesha road is facing a count charge of stealing.

The Police Prosecutor, Sgt Sunday Osanyetiyi told the court that the accused broke into a shop at Ilesha road and stole Plasma television on 18th December, 2017.

He said the offence contravened section 287 and 347 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun State, 2012.

When the one count was read to the accused, he pleaded not guilty.

The Prosecutor asked the court for adjournment to enable him study the case file.

The Magistrate, Mr Olamilekan Ijiyode adjourned the case to 14th February, 2018 for hearing.

Court Remands 3 For Allegedly Stealing 5 Motorcycles In Ile Ife

By Sodiq Lawal

An Osun State Magistrate court II sitting in Ile Ife on Monday remanded Muri Adeoye (27), Sonibare Rasheed (26)
and Adeniji Hammed (24) for allegedly stealing 5 motorcycles.

The accused persons who are of no fixed address are standing on three count-charge of stealing.

The Police Prosecutor, Sgt Sunday Osanyetuyi told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on 4th April, 2015 at about 10am at Ilare street in Ile Ife.

He alleged that the accused persons stole 5 motorcycles belonging to one Owojori Kola.

Osanyetuyi said that the offence contravened section 390(9) of the criminal code, law of Osun 2012.

When the three count charges were read to the accused persons, they pleaded not guilty.

The Magistrate, Mr Olamilekan Ijiyode ordered the accused persons to be remanded in Ile prison.

He however adjourned the case to 14th February, 2018 for hearing.

Police Arraigns Man For Fraud

By Damilola Olujide

The Osun State Police Command has arraigned a 35 years-old Jimoh Nurudeen before an Osogbo Magisterate Court over fraud and unlawful entry into a parcel of land.

The accused person allegedly committed the offence in May, 2016 at Osunlepo compound, Kajola area Osogbo.

The charge sheet disclosed that the accused person obtained a sum of N430,000 from one Muritala Adedotun under the pretence to secure him a plot of land at Osunlepo family land, Owode, Ilesa road, Osogbo and to erect a four bedroom flat foundation on the said land which he failed to do, thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 419, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

The charge sheet further disclosed that the accused person converted to his own use, the sum of N430,000 obtained from Adedotun to secure him a plot of land at Osunlepo family land, Owode, Ilesa road Osogbo and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 390(9) Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

The accused person pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge leveled against him.

The defence counsel, O.F Adetona prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Olayiwola Rasaq did not oppose the application for bail.

The Presiding Magistrate, Fatima Sodamade admitted the accused person to bail in the sum of #400,000 with one surety and adjourned the case till 15th February, 2018.

Teen Remanded For Attempt To Burn Residential Building

A 19-year-old boy, Salami Tunde, was on Tuesday remanded in Ilesa prison custody by an Osogbo Magistrates Court, over alleged attempt to set ablaze a residential building .

Tunde is facing a one-count charge bothering on an attempt to set ablaze a residential building.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Olaiwola Rasaki, told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 20, 2017 at about 3:00pm at Fiwasaye area, Osogbo.

Rasaki said the defendant who happened to be an occupant in the same building with one Shittu Muyibat, attempted to set ablaze her building due to a rancor between them.

He said the situation left Muyibat with severe injuries on her body before the intervention of the Police.

The prosecutor said the offense contravened section 335 of the criminal code cap 34 Vol. 11 laws of Osun, 2003.

The defendant who had no legal representation pleaded guilty to the count charge against him.

The Magistrate, Mr Ashiru Ayeni, ordered that the accused be kept in prison custody, pending when the facts of the case are presented by the prosecution on the next date of adjournment.

He then adjourned the matter till February 16 2018 for ruling.

 

Vigilante Jailed For Stealing Wines

By Abdullahi Omotayo

A 28-year-old security guard, Emmanuel Ajayi was on Monday sentenced to six months imprisonment in Ilesa prison custody by an Osogbo Magistrates Court over alleged theft of N3,800 worth of wine.

Ajayi who was convicted after being found guilty of a two-count charge admitted that he stole the drinks for the one-year remembrance of his late mother.

According to the charge sheet, the convict, on the 13th January, 2018 beside Landers Filling station Osogbo broke and entered into the shop of one Adebambo with intent to commit felony therein and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Code Cap. 34 Vol, II Laws of Osun State, Nigeria 2003.

The charge sheet also stated that he stole different types of wine, valued N3,800, properties of one Adebambo and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap. 34 Vol. II Laws of Osun State, Nigeria 2003.

The stolen drinks include six Brandy Wines and seven Konfirm Bitters.

Ajayi who was employed by Ya-Sallam Group, a Vigilante group, was deployed to work at the shopping complex where he committed the offence.

He was reported by the police to have been arrested while on his way home at about 06:00am on the said day after his night duty.

The convict pleaded guilty to the two-count charge preferred against him.

Counsel to the convict, Mr Kunle Ayenoyin, prayed the court to temper justice with mercy in sentencing the convict.

The Presiding Magistrate then ordered the imprisonment of the convict for six months due to the magnitude of the offence committed, with an option of #10,000 fine.

Night Guard Remanded Over Alleged Assault On Ex-Wife

By Abdullahi Omotayo

A 45 year-old man, Hammed Abiodun, was on Monday remanded in Ilesa prison custody by an Osogbo Magistrate Court over alleged assault.

Abiodun is facing a one-count charge bothering on assault preferred against him.

The Prosecutor, Inspector Fagboyinbo Abiodun, told the court that the accused committed the offence on January 13, 2018 along Ola-Egbon street, Dada Estate, Osogbo.

Fagboyinbo said the accused assaulted one Olagunju Temitayo, his ex- wife before he was arrested at his place of work, where he is working as a night guard.

He said the offence committed contravened section 355 of the criminal code cap 34 vol. 11 laws of Osun, 2003.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge leveled against him.

Counsel to the accused, Mrs Abosede Dada, applied for the bail of his client and prayed that the bail should be granted in the most liberal terms.

The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs Olubukola Oloyade overruled the bail application by the defence counsel and ordered that the accused be remanded in prison custody.

The Magistrate then adjourned the matter to February 2.

 

Man Docked For Slapping Another In Osun

By Nofisat Marindoti

A 47-year old man, Osho Adewale has been arraigned before a Magistrate Court in Osogbo, State of Osun capital over alleged assault.

Prosecutor Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court that the accused on the 11th of January at Lake Side Hotel in Dada Estate, assaulted one Oguntayo Awodele when he (Adewale) slapped him on the face, adding that the offence contravened section 351 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, vol. II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

The accused however pleaded not guilty of the charge preferred against him.

In his ruling, Magistrate Fatimo Sodamade granted the accused bail of N50,000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case till February 5, 2018.

Court Remands Husband In Prison For Battering Wife

By Nofisat Marindoti

A 47-year old housewife, Olagunju Temitayo, has dragged her husband, Hammed Abiodun aged 45, before a Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo, State of Osun capital, over alleged battering.

Prosecutor, Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court that the accused assaulted Temitope by beating her on 13th of January, 2018 around Dada Estate area in Osogbo where she sustained varying degrees of injury.

Abiodun said the offense contravened section 355 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, volume II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

Temitayo who was also in court, showed her roughly scarred body to the Magistrate, saying that she had left her husband’s house in March last year when the battering became unbearable.

The mother of two added that the accused had come to her new house on the said day and had dragged her down from a moving motorcycle before pouncing on her.

When his charge was read to him, Abiodun pleaded guilty of the offence, saying he only wanted to beg his wife to come back home on the fateful day before he eventually had to beat her again.

In his ruling, Magistrate Mary Awodele remanded the accused in Ilesa prison custody and adjourned the case till February 6, 2018 for sentencing.

She also ordered that the accused person’s relatives appear before the court on the adjourned date.

Police Dock Osun High Chief Over Alleged Threat To Life, Damage Of 1bn Farm Land, Tractors

By Nofisat Marindoti

The Osun State Police Command has arraigned an 82 year old High Chief, Dele Faseru before an Osogbo Magistrate Court for allegedly damaging a farm settlement and equipment worth over N1 billion.

Other suspects arraigned along with the Octogenarian include; Chief Mrs. Ayoade Funke (64), Ayoade Adewoye (35) and Isaac Wole Ejalonibu (41).

The suspects were charged on a four-count charge bothering on conspiracy, felony to wit arson, malicious damage and threat to life.

They were also alleged to have threatened to kill the owner of the farm settlement, retired Major Lawrence Loye.

Prosecutor, Adebayo Joseph told the court that the suspects and others who are currently at large, conspired among themselves to commit felony to wit arson, malicious damage and threatening to life on February 19, 2017 at Ijebu-Ijesa, Ori-Ade Local Government Area of the state

Adebayo said the accused persons willfully and unlawfully set ablaze the farm settlement and ravaged all the farm produce such as palm trees, plantains and others crops belonging to (Rtd) Major Lawrence Loye.

Other valuables allegedly destroyed by the suspects according to the Prosecutor are one complete building with 24 lecture rooms, transformer 500/33KVA, Tractor (Messy Fegureon), 720 bags of cements, caterpillars pail loader, 12, 800 Plantain/Banana Stands and Over 8000 Pineapple stand and entrance Gate.

He said the total value of the damaged properties worth one billion and fifty nine million naira N1,059,000.

Adebayo also accused the suspects of intimidating and threatening to kill the Rtd Major Loye the owner of the farm. He alleged that the suspects stormed his house with dangerous weapons such as sticks, cutlasses and other threatening to kill him.

The offence according to the Prosecutor was contrary to and punishable under Section 516, 443, 451and 86(1)(2) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. 11 Laws of Osun state of Nigeria 2002.

But the accused persons pleaded not guilty to all the allegations leveled against them.

The defense counsel, Barrister Dada Adeyinka applied for the bail of the accused persons in the most liberal terms.

Adeyinka who assured the court that the suspects would not jump bail if granted, said reliable sureties would stand for them.

But the Prosecutor objected the bail application on the ground that the suspects have similar case before an Ilesa Magistrate Court.

He argued that should the suspects granted bail they are likely to commit another offence. He also urged the court to put into consideration the money involved in the case

In her ruling, Magistrate Olubukola Awodele, granted all the four accused persons bail in the sum of one million naira each with two sureties in the like sum.

Awodele explained that she granted the accused bail due to the age of the first and second accused persons.

She thereby adjourned the case till January 31, 2018 for mention at the Ijebu Ijesha Chief Magistrate Court.

Man Appears In Court For Attacking Policeman, IBEDC Staff

A middle aged man, Abdulwahabi Olalekan has been arraigned before an Osogbo Chief Magistrate court for attacking one Abioye Hammed, a policeman and one John Anthony.

Details as contained in the charge sheet of the accused person, revealed that Abdulwahabi conspired with one other person still at large attacked John and inflicted bodily injury on him.

According to the charge sheet, the suspect committed the offence behind Ota Efun motor park, Osogbo

Addressing the court, the prosecutor, Sergeant Badmus Adekunle, added that the accused persons and his accomplice also attacked a policeman, Abioye with sharp objects.

The offence committed was contrary to and publishable under section 512 of the criminal code, cap 34 vol. II, laws of Osun state.

After listening to the three-counts charge pressed against him, Abdulwahabi pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Appearing for the accused person, Barrister Mufutau Abiodun, applied for bail of his client, saying he would present credible surety if the need arises.

Ruling on the bail application, Magistrate Habibat Basiru admitted the suspect to bail in the sum of N200, 000 and one surety, who must submit two passport photographs to court.

She subsequently adjourned the matter to February 21, 2018 for hearing.

Speaking to newsmen after the court session, the Osogbo Regional Branding and Communication Officer of Ibadan Electricity District Company (IBEDC), Kike Owoeye said one of the two persons attacked is a staff of the company, that discovered that the accused person was consuming energy supplied by the Electricity District illegally.

She said: “John Anthony is IBEDC staff who was attacked by the accused person when he was caught engaging in by-passing. This is a wrong way to approach issues, even if a customer is having any issue with our staff they should report to our office instead of resulting to assault which is unlawful.

“According to the government policy, whoever is caught by-passing will pay a fine of N 450,000. We want to appeal to the general populace to desist from by-passing, energy theft, illegal connection and vandalism as they are all economic sabotage.

“Whoever that has a complaint should explore all our complaint channels instead of assaulting IBEDC staff while discharging their lawful duties.”

Man Jailed 3 Years Over Burglary, Theft

By Nofisat Marindoti

A 21-year old man, Kolawole Opeyemi has been sentenced to three years imprisonment by a Magistrates Court in Osogbo, State of Osun capital, over burglary and theft.

Opeyemi was said to have entered the house of one Azeez Waheed and one Adedeji Ridwan on the 31st of December, 2017 at Oke-baale area in Osogbo.

Prosecutor, Mustapha Tajudeen said the accused carted away one Black Berry phone valued N15,000, one Android phone valued at N18,000, one Infinix phone valued N36,000 and one power back valued N6,000.

Tajudeen added that the offences are contrary to and punishable under sections 383(1),390(9),411(1)(2) and 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, vol. II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

When his charges were read to him, Opeyemi pleaded guilty of the offences leveled against him and his counsel, Barrister Okobe Najite prayed the court to temper justice with mercy.

In his ruling, Magistrate Fatimo Sodamade sentenced the accused to the three imprisonment without a fine option.