Police Arraign 50-Year-old Man For Allegedly Stealing Motorcycle

The Osun state police on Tuesday, February 27, 2017 arraigned Adekoleoye Oladimeji before a magistrate court in Osogbo, Osun state capital, charged for stealing motorcycle.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Mustapha Tajudeen informed the court that the accused person committed the offence on 19th November, 2017, at about 4:30pm at Ogo-Oluwa area in Osogbo.

The prosecutor told the court that the accused person stole one motorcycle with engine number DUZWHB40408 and chassis number MD2A18AY6HWB53041 which valued N260,000 property belonging to lnaolaji Saheed, an offence contrary to Section 383 (1) and punishable under Section 516, 390 (9) of the criminal code cap 34 vol. 11 laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

Adekoleoye Oladimeji pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge preferred against him.

The counsel to the accused person, Mr E.l. lkuobasi prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.

The magistrate, Mr O. T. Badmus, granted the accused person bail in the sum of N200,000 and one surety in like sum.

Badmus said, the surety must reside within the court jurisdiction and provide evidence of three-year tax payments and three passports sized photographs, attached with an affidavit of means as the address must be verified by the police.

The case was then adjourned till March 23rd 2018 for hearing.

 

Court Jails 24-Year old Man 14-Month For Stealing

By Abdullahi Omotayo

A magistrate Court in Osogbo, Osun state, has sentenced a 24-year-old man, Azeez Agboola, to 24 months imprisonment over alleged theft.

The convict was arraigned on a two-count charge bothering on felony and stealing.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court that the accused person committed the offence on the 21st February, 2018, at about 2:00pm at Agunbelewo area in Osogbo.

According to the prosecutor, the convict broke and entered into the house of one Abdul-Raham Hamidu with intent to commit felony.

He also said that Azeez stole one tiger generator valued N16,000, one standing fan valued N10,500 naira, one aluminum shelf valued N6,000 and one cooking gas valued N2,600, with total items valued N35,000 property of one Abdul-Rahman Hamidu.

Abiodun further stated that the convict committed the offence contrary to and punishable under Section 411 and under Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol.11 Laws of Osun State, Nigeria 2003.

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

The defence counsel, Mr Okobe Najite urged the court to temper justice with mercy by reducing the punishment of his client.

The Magistrate, Mr O.T Badmus thereby sentenced Azeez to one year and two months imprisonment.

 

Court Remands 4 Men Over Alleged Car-Jacking

By Abdullahi Omotayo

An Osogbo Magistrate court on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, remanded four persons in Ilesa prison custody over alleged armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms.

The accused persons include Kehinde Badmus 43, Adeleke Timothy 40, Akoodu Femi Rufus 40, and Adenle Olusola Babatunde 40, and are facing nine-count charge on robbery and unlawful possession.

The Prosecutor, Insp. J. Iloko informed the court that the accused persons and others now at large had between January, 2015 and December 13, 2017 at about 08:00pm, conspired among themselves to commit armed robbery, an offence contrary to section 6(b) and punishable under Section (1) of the robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap RII Vol. 14 laws of Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

He added that the accused persons robbed one Olufemi Ayoade Olulade of his Toyota Corolla with Registration number AAA 405 BV, valued N1.8m, a Toyota Camry car belonging to Nasiru Olanike Fatima with Reg. No. EKY 982 CK, valued N1m, and a Toyota Corolla car belonging to Bamidele Babatunde with Reg. No. GGE 660 DJ, valued N1.7m.

Other properties stolen by the suspects included; Toyota Corolla car belonging to Alao Abimbola with Reg. No. GNN 815 AO, valued N1.6m, a Toyota Corolla car belonging to Azeez Dauda with Reg. No. EDT 912 AA, valued N1.1m, and Toyota Corolla car belonging to Ayemoro Makanjuola with Reg. No. APP 424 AL, valued N1.7m.

The charge further disclosed that the first accused person illegally possessed a local made double barrel gun, an offence punishable under section 3(1) of the robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act Cap RII Vol. 14 laws of Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The pleas of the accused persons were not taken because of the magnitude of charges against them.

The Presiding Magistrate, Mr O.T Badmus ordered the accused person to be remanded in Ilesa prison custody and adjourned the case till April 20, 2018 for mention.

CRIME: Court Remands 7 For Alleged Armed Robbery In Osun

 

By Abdullahi Omotayo

An Osogbo Magistrate Court has ordered the remand of seven persons in Ilesa prison custody over alleged armed robbery.

The suspects are, Olorunisomo Gbenga, 21; Dada Ayomide, 20; Yisa Mufutau, 23; Adeoti Saheed, 22; Rasheed Suleiman, 20; Kehinde Olanrewaju, 27; and Badmus Kayode, 21.

They were arraigned on a six-count charge bothering on robbery, conspiracy, and unlawful possessions of arms.

The Magistrate, Mrs. Fatimoh Sodamade, ordered the accused to be remanded in prison custody without taking their pleas due to the magnitude of the offences committed.

The Prosecutor, Mr Mustapha Tajudeen, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on December 31, 2017 at about 2:30 p.m, within Osogbo environs.

Tajudeen said the accused conspired among themselves to rob Azeez Waheed, Adedeji Ridwan, Giwa Olalade, and Fagbemi Isaac of some items.

“The culprits carted away a Blackberry phone, Android phone, power bank, Infinix phone, Samsung mobile phone, Itel phone and ATM cards with some cash sum of N25,000 among other items .”

He said the accused armed themselves with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons.

According to him, “the accused were arrested by the Special Anti-Cultism Squad, State CID, Osogbo and the squad made it known that an English made 8 rounds revolver pistol was recovered from Yisa Mufutau.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Sections 1(1)(2)(a)(b) and 6(b) and punishable under Section 1(1) of the robbery and firearms (Special Provisions) Act cap R11 Vol.14 laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.

The case was subsequently adjourned to March 28 for mention.

 

Teen Remanded For Stealing DVD Players, Others In Osun 

By Nofisat Marindoti 
A Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, capital of the State of Osun has ordered that Oguniran Opeyemi aged 19, be remanded in Ilesa prison custody for allegedly stealing four DVD players.
Others remanded along side Fatai Mumini, 40, Rafiu Akeem 20 and Omisakin Sunday, 20.
Prosecutor Rasaq Olayiwola, said the accused persons committed the offence on 28th February, 2018, around 3:45am at Isale Osun area, Osogbo.
The prosecutor said the accused persons conspired and stole other items that included four DVD players, one stabilizer, one DSTV decoder, one television, two play stations, two laptops, one plasma television, one old television, two keyboards, two standing fans, one CPU, two speakers, one sheep, one unregistered jincheng motorcycle and one butterfly sewing machine.
Olayiwola added that the accused also stole a guitar valued N15,000 belonging to one Union Baptist Church, Odi-Olowo in Osogbo
He said other items allegedly stolen by the accused persons belonged to residents of the state.
According to the Prosecutor, the offence is contrary to and punishable under Sections 516,430,390(9)and 415 of the criminal code cap 34 vol. 11 laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.
Mumini and Oguniran pleaded guilty to the first count of conspiracy while the two others entered into not guilty plea.
For the other count-charge bothering on stealing, all the accused persons pleaded not guilty.
Meanwhile, Counsel to all the accused persons, Okobe Najite implored the court to grant them bail in the most liberal terms.
In his ruling, Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara remanded the accused persons in Ilesa prison custody and ordered that they forward formal bail applications to the court.
The case was later adjourned till April 4, 2018 for hearing.

Court Remands Seven Over Alleged Armed Robbery 

By Nofisat Marindoti 
A Magistrate Court in Osogbo, State of Osun, has remanded seven persons in prison custody over alleged armed robbery and possession of firearms.
The accused persons included Olorunisomo Gbenga, 21, Dada Ayomide, 20, Yisa Mufutau, 23, Adeoti Saheed, 22, Rasheed Suleiman, 20, Kehinde, Olarewaju, 27 and Badmus Kayode, 21.
Prosecutor Mustapha Tajudeen informed the court that the accused persons committed the offence on December 31, 2017 at about 2:30am within Osogbo environment.
The prosecutor said the accused persons conspired to rob one Azeez Waheed, Adedeji Ridwan, Giwa Olalade, and Fagbemi Isaac of some valuable items.
He explained that the items include one  BlackBerry phone, an Android phone, a power bank, an infinix phone, Samsung mobile phone, Itel phone and ATM cards with cash sum of N25,000 among others.
He said the accused persons were armed with guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons.
Tajudeen further stated that the offence committed contravened Sections 1(1)(2)(a)(b) and 6(b) and punishable under Section 1(1) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special Provisions) Act cap R11 Vol.14 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
The plea of the accused persons who were facing six count-charge bothering on robbery, conspiracy, and unlawfully possessions was not taken.
In her ruling, Magistrate Fatimo Sodamade, ordered that the accused persons be remanded in prison custody and adjourned the case till March 28, 2018 for mention.

Man Bags Seven Years Jail Term Over Unlawful Possession Of Human Head

By Nofisat Marindoti
An High Court in the State of Osun  presided over by Justice Kudirat Akano has sentenced one Moshood Babatunde  to seven years imprisonment over unlawful possession of human parts.
The convict was arraigned on Four counts charge of conspiracy to commit unlawful possession of human head and other human parts contrary to Sections 516, 242(1)(b) 329A(1) and 242 (b) of the Criminal Code Law, Cap.34, Volume. II, Laws of Osun State, 2002.
In the course of the trial, the Prosecution team from the Ministry of Justice led by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Dr. Ajibola Basiru who appeared along with the Principal State Counsel, Matthew Adedokun, called three witnesses and tendered nine exhibits before the Court.
In his judgement, Justice Kudirat Akano stated that the prosecution counsel has proven the case beyond reasonable doubt and hereby convicted and sentenced the accused to seven years imprisonment on charge one of unlawful possession of human head.
Two years imprisonment for improper and indecent interference with and indignity to the corpse on count two and two years for intent to sell or use the human part for charms on count three.
She added that the sentences are to run concurrently.

20 Year-Old Man Docked For Stealing Motorcycle

A 20 year-old man, Alabi Ishola, was on Monday docked before an Osogbo Magistrate Court for stealing Motorcycle in Osogbo.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Olayiwola Rasaq, told the court that the accused committed the offence at Owode area, Ilesha road in the state capital.

Rasaq said the accused conspired with one at large to steal one Haojue Suzuki motorcycle with registration number QU434KJA valued at N55,000 which belongs to one Isiaka Olawale.

He said the offence committed by the accused person is contrary to and punishable under sections 516, 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II laws of Osun State, Nigeria 2003.

Ishola pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of theft and conspiracy slammed against him.

Counsel to the accused person, Mr. Olatunbosun Oladipo, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Mrs. Fatimoh Sodamade granted the accused person bail in the sum of N50,000 and one surety in like sum.

Sodamade said the surety must reside within the court jurisdiction with evidence of tax payments and two passport sized photographs, attached with an affidavit of means.

She then transferred the case to court 5 while she adjourned the case till 23rd March, 2018 for mention.

 

Eight Persons Remanded In Prison Over Alleged Armed Robbery

By Abdullahi Omotayo

An Osogbo Magistrate Court on Monday remanded eight persons in Ilesa prison custody over alleged armed robbery.

The accused include Ogunosun Timileyin, 18, Adeleke Shina, 21, Olawopo Daramola, 20, and Abidoye Semiu, 20,

Others are Nkemko Steven, 23, Olayiwola Gbolahan 29, Azeez Lawal 30, and Owonifari Samson 24.

The Magistrate, Mrs. Fatimoh Sodamade, had ordered the accused to be remanded in Ilesha prison custody over alleged armed robbery.

The Prosecutor, Inspector. Mustapha Tajudeen, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 10, 2017 at about 9:30 am, at Oke-Ayepe, Osogbo.

Tajudeen said the accused who are members of Eiye Secret Cult conspired together to disrupt public peace.

He said the accused persons robbed unsuspected victims of their Motorcycles and mobile phones with guns and other dangerous weapons.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 6(b),(1)(2)(a)(b) of the Robbery and Firearms (Special provision) Act cap R11Vol.  14, Laws of Federation of Nigeria  and sections  516,64(a)(b)  and 249(d) of the criminal code cap 34 vol.11 laws of Osun, 2003.

The pleas of the defendants were not taken by the court due to the magnitude of their offence.

The case was adjourned to March 15, 2018 for further mention

Court Remands Monarch, One Other For Allegedly Spreading Rumour Against Ooni

 

By Sodiq Lawal

An Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife on Friday remanded a traditional ruler, Oba Adeoye Adefarakan, 63, and one Abidemi Olukanmi, 18, for allegedly spreading rumours against the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.

The Prosecutor, Inspector Christian Olajide, told the court that the accused committed the offence sometimes in November, 2017 in Ile-Ife.

Olajide said that the accused conspired between themselves to commit felony, to wit, “publication of false news that caused fear and alarm and deformation of character.”

He said the accused also chanted and sang songs causing hatred, ridicule, spreading rumour and negative report against the Ooni.

According to the prosecutor, the actions of the accused affected the reputation of Ogunwusi and exposed him to ridicule.

Olajide added that the song caused fear and alarm for members of the public and breached public peace in Ife.

He said the offence contravened sections 59, 374, 375 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun State, 2002.

The Defence Counsel, Mr. Edmund Birilomoni, applied for bail for the accused, pledging that his clients would not jump bail and that they would produce reliable sureties.

However, the magistrate, Mrs. Adenike Olowolagba, refused the accused bail but advised the counsel to come with written application for the consideration of bail.

Olowolagba ordered the remand of the accused in prison custody, pending the consideration of their bail.

She adjourned the case to February 23rd, 2018 for hearing.

Herb Seller Gets 28 Months Imprisonment Over Alleged Burglary

By Nofisat Marindoti
A Magistrate Court in Osogbo, capital of the State of Osun has sentenced a 33-year-old herb seller, Qomarudeen Abudulfatai to 28 months imprisonment for burgling a residential building and carting away valuable items and cash.
Prosecutor Rasaq Lamidi informed the court that Abdulfatai broke into the home of one Oyebola Johnson Olarewaju of Agojesu Area, Iludun Quarters, Osogbo on May 11, 2017 and carted away his belongings.
The stolen items included one Galaxy Samsung S7 Edge phone valued N350,000, one Bontel phone valued N25,000, One bag valued N10,000, one complete male dress valued N20,000, a cash sum of N150,000 and one HP laptop computer valued N250,000 totalling N805,000.
Lamidi said the convict, in conspiracy with others at large committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 410, 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap. 34 vol. II, laws of Osun State Nigeria, 2003.
Abdulfatai pleaded guilty to the two count charge leveled against him.
In his ruling,  Magistrate Tunde Badmus after convicting Abdulfatai on the two count, sentenced him to 16 months imprisonment with an opinion of N10,000 fine on the first count and 12 months imprisonment without any option of fine on the second charge.