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Police Arraign 2 Over Alleged Vandalization Of Transformer In Osun

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Osun State Police Command has arraigned two suspected vandals over alleged attempt to vandalise a transformer and stealing of electric parts in Osun.

The suspects, Tiamiyu Kazeem aged 32 and Adebayo Adenuga aged 42 were arraigned on Thursday in Osogbo, before Chief Magistrate O.A Daramola on a count charge bordering on conspiracy, felony to wit Vandalization and stealing of electric parts.

Briefing the court, the Police Prosecutor, ASP Mustapha Tajudeen told the court that the defendants committed the offence on September 9, 2022 at Ayetoro Village Igbajo in Osun State.

He further explained that the duo and others who are currently at large conspired and attempted to vandalise the transformer and stolen some electric parts.

Mustapha stressed that the offence is contrary to and punishable under Section 509 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Volume 11 laws of Osun State of Nigerian 2022.

The two accused pleaded not guilty to the allegations slammed against them.

The Defence Counsel, Lukuman Adeniyi urged the court to grant the defendants bail in the most liberal term.

Adeniyi added that the suspects were still presumed innocent until contrary is proved by a court of law. He assured the court that the accused would not jump bail if granted.

Handling down his ruling, Magistrate O.A Daramola granted the duo bail in the sum of 500,000 with two sureties.

Daramola said the sureties must reside within the jurisdiction of the court, with evidence of tax payments and passport sized photographs, attached with an affidavit of means.

She, however, adjourned the case till November 1 for hearing.

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