Two men were nabbed by police for stealing N720,000 goods in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command on Tuesday arraigned two persons, Emmanuel Chukwuebuka (23) and Bayode Olufemi (28), before an Ado Ekiti Magistrate Court for an alleged theft.

The defendants were arraigned for allegedly stealing building materials and a generator worth N720,000.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Akinwale Oriyomi, told the court that the two defendants on November 12, at about 11am, in Ado Ekiti, did conspire together to commit felony to wit, stealing.

Oriyomi alleged that the defendants “on the same date, time and place within the magisterial district, did steal white cement, cement, 70kg of filler and Tiger generator worth N720,000, property of Durojaye Emmanuel.

“The offences committed are punishable under Sections 421 and 302 (1)(a) of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State 2021,” the police prosecutor said.

Counsel for the defendants, Adunni Olanipekun, urged the court to grant her clients bail in the interest of a fair hearing, saying they would not jump bail. She assured the judge that credible surety would be provided.

The magistrate, Mr Bankole Oluwasanmi, granted a bail of N80,000 to the defendants with one surety each and adjourned the case to January 17, 2024.


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