67-year-old man docked for allegedly stealing 2 solar panels


A 67-year-old man, Wasiu Awojobi, was on Tuesday docked in an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly stealing two solar panels worth N75, 000.

The police charged Awojobi, whose address was given with conspiracy and theft.

The Prosecution Counsel, E.O.Adaraloye, told the court that the defendant and others, at large, committed the offence on June 12, at about 6 a.m., in Arigbabu area of Ota.

Adaraloye said that the defendant and his accomplices stole two solar panels worth N75, 000 belonging to Ms Kafayat Olaegbe.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 390(9) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Magistrate A.O.Adeyemi admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum.

Adeyemi ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government.

She adjourned the case until July 28 for further hearing.