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Court Remands Twin Brothers In Prison Over ‘Theft’ Of Mattress In Ekiti



An Ekiti State Chief Magistrate’s Court on Monday ordered the remand of a set of twins, Taiwo and Kehinde Sunday, at the correctional centre for allegedly stealing electronics and other goods valued at N825,000 from a house.

The twin brothers, who are 19 years old each, are facing two counts of housebreaking and stealing.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Olubu Apata, told the court that the defendants committed the offence around 1am on January 28 at Ilupeju, Ekiti.

Apata alleged that “the defendants broke into the house of one Ogunyemi Kayode, stole and carted away electronics, mattress and other valuable goods valued at N825,000 belonging to the complainant.”

“The offences, contravened sections 412, 323(a) & (c) of the Criminal Laws of Ekiti State 2021,” the prosecutor said.

He urged the court to remand the defendants at the correctional centre pending legal advice from the office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

The Chief Magistrate, Kehinde Awosika, remanded the defendants pending issuance of legal advice, and adjourned the case till April 27 for mention.