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.