By Abimbola Abatta, Osogbo
An Osogbo Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered the remand of a 32-year-old motorcyclist Adeniyi Tunde, in Ilesa Correctional Centre for allegedly stealing church musical instruments valued millions of naira.
Police prosecutor, ASP Taiwo Adegoke, had told the court that the accused person committed the offence on November 16, 2020, at about 2:00 am at Christ Altar of Mercy Evangelical Ministry, opposite Ebunoluwa International School, Ofatedo, Osogbo.
Adegoke alleged that the accused person and others now at large did conspire among themselves to break into Christ Altar of Mercy Evangelical Ministry and carted away 2 Slave Mixers valued N500,000, one mixer engine valued N300,000, and a keyboard valued N250,000 all total valued at one million and fifty thousand naira only.
He noted that the offence committed contravened sections 416 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 vol. 11, Law of Osun state 2002.
The accused person who is facing two-count charges bordering on housebreaking and stealing pleaded not guilty to the allegations slammed against him.
Defence counsel, Kazeem Adepoju made an oral application for the bail of his client bail in the most liberal terms.
The prosecutor swiftly opposed the bail application on the ground that the offence of burglary is rampant in society.
The presiding Magistrate, Olusegun Ayilara, ordered that the accused person be remanded in Ilesa Correctional centre.
He thereby adjourned the case till January 8, 2021, for hearing.