By Peter Moses
Five minors have been arraigned before a Magistrate’s Court III, Isabo-Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, for allegedly stealing three cartons of indomie noodles and other goods worth N19, 000.
They were also accused of stealing five packets of spaghetti, 10 packets of nylon, one packet of bottled coke, one packet of chicken flavour seasoning, one sachet of detergent, three tins of milk, one packet of lux soap and half packet of small batteries.
The five minors within the age bracket of 12 and 15 were charged for shop breaking and stealing.
According to the charge seat, a copy of which was obtained by our correspondent, the offence was committed last Wednesday at Iberekodo in Abeokuta North local government area of the state.
They allegedly broke into a shop belonging to one Ayoola Olajumoke about 10pm before they were caught red handed.
The suspects pleaded not guilty when arraigned in the chambers of Magistrate Idowu Olayinka.
Olayinka refused oral application of Counsel to the accused persons, Bunmi Adelabu, and adjourned the case till today to hear the written bail application.
He ordered remand of the accused in correctional home in Abeokuta pending the hearing of the bail application.