Police Arraign Medical Doctor, One Other For Allegedly Stealing IBEDC Metre In Osun
By Nafisat Arogundade, Osogbo
Osun state police command on Thursday dragged a medical doctor and his staff before a Magistrate’s court sitting in Osogbo, for allegedly stealing in Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company digital metre.
The two accused persons are Olajumoke Tokunbo (46) and Oyinlola Oluwatosin (26).
Police prosecutor, Sergeant Adepoju Kayode had told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on January 27 and March 9, 2021 at Ogo-oluwa area, Osogbo.
Adepoju explained that “the accused persons did conspire to with stealing of a Digital meter No.14313649 installed to capture exact electric power consumption your hospital, Crystal hospital where both of you are staffs”
“Olajumoke Tokunbo did steal digital meter number 14313649 valued #250…”
He furthered alleged that Olajumoke Tokunbo did assaulted Paul Taiwo Ishola, Kehinde Fashakin and Ibrahim Lawal,
staffs of Osogbo IBEDC while on their lawful duty by blocking them with his car.
The Prosecutor further alleged that Tokunbo threw away the IBEDC leader and other accoutrements belonging to the company before men of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were later deployed to the scene to rescue them.
Adepoju also told the court that the accused persons did claim
that the Digital meter No. 14313649 value #250,000 Two Hundred and Fifty thousand naira only installed to capture exact electric power consumption of “crystal hospital, was stolen but they failed to report the incident to the police and IBEDC who issued the meter to them.
He noted that the offence committed by the accused persons contrary to Section 516,335,388,249,86(1&2) and 127 and punishable under Section 390 and 250 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun state 2002.
However,the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the six-count charge slammed against them.
Defence Counsel, Sunday Abolade applied for the bail of the accused persons in the most liberal term.
In his ruling, Magistrate A A Adeyeba granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety in like sum.
He, thereafter adjourned the matter till April 14 for hearing.
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