Man, 35, gets N500, 000 bail over alleged burglary, cell phone theft

A 35-year-old man, Tobiloba Akinwumi, who allegedly burgled a house and stole cell phone valued at N13, 000, was on Tuesday admitted to N500,000 bail by an Abeokuta Chief Magistrates’ Court.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Areola Adelaja, while granting bail to the accused, said that he must produce two sureties in like sum.

Adelaja adjourned the case until Dec. 11 for hearing.

Akinwumi, whose address was not provided, is facing a three-count charge of burglary, stealing and unlawful possession of mobile phone.

The prosecutor, ASP Sunday Eigbejiale, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Sept. 25 at 10:00 p.m in Ijeun-Titun, Abeokuta.

Eigbejiale further alleged that the accused broke into the house of Mr Babatunde Tayo and stole his mobile phone valued at N13, 000.

He also alleged that Akinwumi, on the same date at about 12:00 p.m at Olokemeji Olupeju, Oloke in Abeokuta, was caught entering the house of Solomon Uzoma with the intention to steal.

“The accused was caught by a neighbour who saw him through his window trying to burgle the house of Uzoma.

“During interrogation, the accused was searched and three mobile phones were found on him, which he could not give satisfactory account of,’’ Eigbejiale told the court.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 411, 390(9), 509 and 430(1) of the Criminal Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences. (NAN)


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