The Police in Osun on Tuesday arraigned two suspected burglars at an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged theft of one Nissan Pathfinder Jeep and an Itel Mobile Phone The duo: Ajani Abass,28, and Olarenwaju Olaide, 28, had pleaded not guilty to a three-count charge bodering on burglary, conspiracy and theft.
The prosecutor, ASP Idoko John, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on March 8, at 10:00 a.m., in Osogbo.
John said the defendants conspired between themselves and with others at large to burgle the apartment of one Bayewunmi Samuel and stole a Pathfinder Jeep which valued N980, 000 and an Itel mobile phone valued N6,500.
He said the defendants also stole the sum of N 17, 000 during their raid of the complainant’s house.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 516, 411 (2) and 383 punishable under Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. 11, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The defendants had no legal representation when the court clerk called their case.
The Magistrate, Mrs Mary Awodele, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100 million and two sureties in like sum.
Awodele, however, said that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction with evidence of tax payments and passport sized photographs, attached with an affidavit of means.
She said one of the sureties must also be a civil servant not below Grade Level 8 and the other a closed relation to the defendants.
The case was adjourned until Nov.10 for mention.