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Court remands 33-year-old man for stealing phones

By News desk

An Ekiti Magistrates’ Court has remanded a 33-year-old man, Oluwafemi Awolusi, for allegedly stealing of different phones  and cash running worth thousands of Naira.

Awolusi, who was brought to the court by the police, was been prosecuted on a two-count charge of burglary and stealing.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Caleb Leranmo, told the court that the accused and others still at large committed the offence recently, at No.1, new NEPA street, Omisanjana area in Ado-Ekiti.

Leranmo said that the accused and others at large on the fateful day burgled the house of one, Sidikat Hassan, carting away some valuables from her apartment.

He also alleged that the accused and others at large stole one Gionee phone valued at N15,000, small Nokia phone valued at N7,000 and  a sum of N408, 000,  belonging to the complainant.

Leranmo said the offences  contravened sections 411 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The accused person  pleaded not guilty to the offence.

The prosecutor asked  a short adjournment to  enable the police  duplicate the case file and  forward it to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

The  Magistrate, Taiwo Ajibade, ordered that the accuse be remanded pending  advice from the DPP’s office and adjourned the case till April 24 for further hearing.

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