Court remands teenager, 3 others for ‘stealing’ from church


A Magistrate Court, sitting in Osogbo, has ordered that a teenager, identified as Ogunniran Opeyemi, 19; Fatai Mumuni, 40; Rafiu Akeem, 20; and Omisakin Sunday, 20; be remanded in Ilesa Prison for allegedly stealing from a church.
The accused reportedly stole a guitar, valued at N150,000; one Plasma television; four DVD players; two laptops; two key boards; one DSTV decoder; two laptops; two standing fans; and other items belonging of Union Baptist Church, Odiolowo, Osogbo.
They were docked on a four-count charge, bordering on conspiracy, stealing and felony.
Police Prosecutor, Inspector Olayiwola Rasaq, told the court that the accused conspired among themselves to commit the offence on February 28, 2018, at about 3:45am.
Rasaq said that the offences committed by the accused are contrary to Section 415 and punishable under Sections 516, 430 (1), 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Volume 11, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2003.
Opeyemi and Mumuni pleaded not guilty to the charges, while while two others entered a plea guilty to all the four count charges, levelled against them.
Presiding Magistrate, A.O Ayilara, subsequently ordered that all the accused be remanded in Ilesa Prison and adjourned the case till April 14, 2018, for hearing.

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