A mother identified as Mrs. Bolanle Odedeji and her 22-year-old son, Olalekan Odedeji, appeared before a Magistrate’s Court, sitting in Osogbo, the Osun State capital in Nigeria, for allegedly stealing phones and camera.
A teenager, 19-year-old Olaoye Oluwamuyiwa, who was said to have bought the alleged stolen camera from the accused persons, was also arraigned before Magistrate Olusola Aluko.
Odedeji was said to have broken into the apartment of one Bolatito Adebisi and allegedly stole a Blackberry phone, a T-Mobile phone and a Canon camera.
According to the charge sheet sighted by our correspondent in Osogbo on Thursday, the police prosecutor, Mereti Wilson, told the court that the accused person stole the items whereas his mother received the stolen goods.
The accused persons were arraigned before the court on six counts of burglary, conspiracy to steal and stealing.
The charges sheet in part, “That you, Odedeji Olalekan, and others now at large, on or before July 26, 2014, at about 11.59pm, behind Zazo Hotel area, Osogbo, in the Osogbo Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to commit felony wit; burgling and stealing, and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of Criminal Code, Cap 34 Vol. 11, Law of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003. .
“That you Olaoye Oluwamuyiwa sometimes in the month of August 2014, behind Zazo Hotel, Osogbo, in the aforementioned magisterial district, did receive a Canon camera valued N22,000 from one Odedeji Olalekan, knowing same to have been stolen property of one Adebisi Alake, and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 427 of Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. 11 Law of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.”
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against them.
The defence counsel, Mr. Abiodun Raji, Mrs. Okobe Negite and M.O. Nagode applied for bail of their clients.
Aluko granted the bail in sum of N50,000 with two sureties to each accused person.
He adjourned the hearing till October 22, 2014.
Source: Agbo’s Blog
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