A 43-year old motorcyclist, Kingsley Akunda, on Friday appeared before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State, for alleged phone and cash theft.
Akunda, whose address was not given, is facing a three-count charge of felony, burglary and stealing.
The prosecutor, ASP Zedekiah Orogbemi, told the court that the defendant and one other still at large, committed the offences on Nov. 17, 2022.
Orogbemi alleged that the house at No. 22, Arikawe St., Okitipupa, in Okitipupa Magisterial District, was burgled by the defendant around 12.30 a.m.
He said that the defendant and others still at large, burgled the house of one Samuel Akinrodoye, and stole one Itel M15 android phone valued at N85,000 and N30,000 cash, totalling N115, 000.
According to the prosecutor, the offences are contrary to the provisions of the Criminal Code, Law of Ondo State, 2006.
Akunda, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Chris Ojuola, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100, 000 and two sureties in like sum.
He said that the sureties, who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, must be on Grade Level 15 in the state civil service.
Ojuola ordered that the sureties must present evidences of two years’ tax payment to the Ondo State Government.
He adjourned the case until Feb. 7 for further hearing. (NAN)