Court remands Okada rider over alleged stealing of church musical instruments

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An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’  Court on Wednesday ordered the remand of a 32-year-old commercial motorcyclist,  Tunde Adeniyi, who allegedly stole church musical instruments worth one million naira.

The Chief Magistrate, Dr Olusegun Ayilara, ordered that the defendant should be kept at the Ilesa Correctional Centre. Adeniyi had pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of stealing.

The prosecutor, ASP Taiwo Adegoke, had told the court that the defendant committed the offences on Nov. 16, at 2:00 a.m. at the Christ Altar of Mercy Evangelical Ministry, opposite Ebunoluwa International School, Ofatedo, Osogbo.

Adegoke said the defendant conspired with others at large to break into the church premises, carting away two Slave Mixers, one mixer engine and a keyboard.

He said that the stolen property worth one million naira and that the alleged offences contravened Sections 416 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

Defence counsel, Mr Kazeem Adepoju, had prayed the court to grant his client bail in liberal terms but the chief magistrate overruled him.

The court adjourned the case until Jan. 8, 2021, for substantive hearing. (NAN)

– Nov. 18, 2020 @ 14:45 GMT |

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