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Court Remands Teenagers Over Burglary, Stealing

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By Nafisat Arogundade, Osogbo

An Osun Magistrates’ Court on Thursday in Osogbo, Osun state capital remanded two teenagers in prison over alleged housebreaking and stealing.

The accused, Samuel Olajide 19 and Toheeb Hammed (18) pleaded not guilty to a three-count-charge of conspiracy, forceful entrance and stealing slammed against them.

The accused persons according to Police Prosecutor, ASP Fagboyinbo Abiodun, committed the offence on March, 2,2020 at about 4:00pm at Abija Area Alekuwodo Osogbo.

Abiodun further alleged that the defendants broke into the house of one Segun Shittu and carted away some wires valued at #450,000.

He said the alleged offence contravened Section 516,411 and 390(9) Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun State, 2002.

Defense counsel, Okobe Nagite applied for the Bail of the suspects in the most liberal terms.

But, the prosecutor opposed the bail application on the ground that second accused has committed similar offence in the recent time and he was remanded at Ilesa Correctional center before he was granted bail at Ikirun Magistrate court.

Prosecutor claimed that the suspects would jump bail if granted.

Handling down her ruling, Magistrate R.A Olayemi ordered the remand of the defendants in Ilesa Correctional center.

She, thereafter, adjourned the matter till March,19, 2020 for hearing.

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