EKITI, Nigeria – A 38-year-old man, Ifayin Usman, has been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital over alleged stealing of two bags of cement.
The Police prosecutor, Inspector Johnson Okunade, told the court yesterday that the defendant committed the offence on November 12, 2020, at about 07:12 pm at NTA road, Off Ilawe road, in Ado-Ekiti.
The defendant was arraigned on two-count charges.
”On count 1, that the defendant did steal two bags of cement value N6,000.00konly, the property of one Gilbert and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 390(d) of the Criminal Code, Cap. C16, Vol. 1, Laws of Ekiti State of Nigeria, 2012.
On Count 2, that the defendant did hide in a place with intent to commit felony to wit stealing and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 414 of the Criminal Code,
Cap. C16, Vol. 1, Laws of Ekiti State of Nigeria, 2012.
Prosecutor Okunde asked the court to grant him a short adjournment to put his house in order, saying he would call 3 witnesses in the case.
Counsel to the defendant, Emmanuel Folayan, asked the court to grant his client bail in liberal terms, promising that he would not jump bail.
Folayan added that the defendant has no previous criminal records and requested that he be given the right to prepare his case.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Olanike Adegoke, granted N50,000 bail to the defendant with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case to November 25, 2020, for hearing.