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Police Arraign Man In Court For Burglary

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By oluwatimileyin Alokan, Oluwasegun Bridget & Arogundade Nafisat

The police, on Friday, arraigned a 28- year-old man, Ramon Bilawu, in an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court, Osun state, for alleged burglary and theft of mobile phones and laptop worth N103,000.

The defendant, who is of no fixed address, is standing trial on a two-count charge of burglary and theft.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp Fagboyinbo, told the court that the defendant on September 20, 2018 around 1:00 am at Awosuru area, Osogbo entered the house of one Ayo Akintola to steal one Techo Mobil phone valued N35,000, one HP elite laptop valued N50,000, one itel Android phone valued N18,000 total valued N103,000

He said that the offences were contrary to and punishable under Sections, 412 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Cap. 37, Vol.11, Laws of Osun State 2003.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him.

Magistrate O. A Ayilare in his ruling, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 and a surety in like sum.

He added that the surety must be resident with the court jurisdiction who must swear to affidavit of means.

He ordered that the address of the surety be verified by the police in charge of the case.

The court, however adjourned the case till February 27, 2019 for mention.

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