Police arraign man, 45, for allegedly stealing phone

Nigerian Police officers

THE police on Monday arraigned a 45-year-old man, Ogunmodede Oluwole, in Ado-Ekiti for allegedly stealing a cell phone.

The defendant, who has no fixed address, is standing trial on a count charge of stealing before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court.

He, however, pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Insp Sodiq Adeniyi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Jan. 19 about 2:30 p.m. at Ureje in Ado-Ekiti.

He alleged that the defendant stole a Tecno Spark 7 worth N85,000.

According to the prosecutor, the phone belongs to one Mr Ayeni Ayobami.

Adeniyi said that the offence contravened Section 302, Law of Ekiti State, 2021.

The Magistrate, Mrs Dolapo Kay-Williams, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

She adjourned the case until March 8 for hearing. (NAN)