By Olaniyi Olanrewaju
For allegedly obtaining the sum of N80,000 from one Ajibowu Azeez, two persons have been arraigned before an Osogbo magistrate court presided over by Mrs. Fatimah Sodamade.
The suspects are Tiamiyu Akanbi, 70, and Moshood Odofin 45, who conspired among themselves for stealing.
The prosecutor, Inspector Oladoye Joshua disclosed that the accused persons committed the alleged offence on April 20, 2017 at Ajegunle Area of the state capital.
According to the charge sheet, the accused persons obtained the stated sum of money from the victim with pretence to sell one Honda saloon car for him thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under section 419 of criminal code cap 34 volume ii. Laws of Osun state of Nigeria 2003.
It further stated that the accused persons conspired among themselves to obstruct, prevent, pervert and defeat the cause of justice, an offence contrary to and punishable under section 126 (1) of the criminal code cap 34 volume ii. Laws of osun state of Nigeria.
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the four count charges levelled against them.
The defence counsel, Mr. Amaechi Ugwu prayed the court to grant the suspects bail in a liberal term, saying they would not abuse bail if granted.
Magistrate Sodamade in her ruling granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in a like sum.
She then adjourned the case till November 16, 2017 for hearing.