Asaba magistrate court

Teenager in court over theft of shoes, clothes

An 18-year-old, Babatunde Femi, on Monday  appeared before an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for alleged theft.

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The prosecutor, Sgt. Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that Femi  committed the offence on Dec.19, 2017 at 12, Basiri Street,  Ado-Ekiti.

She said the accused unlawfully broke into the shop of one Sunday Nnabike  and carted away shoes, clothes and  belts,  all valued at N440,000.

According to her, the offence contravenes Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16, Vol. 1, Laws of Ekti State, 2012.

The accused, however,  pleaded not guilty while his counsel, Mr Busuyi Ayorinde, prayed the court to grant him bail.

The Magistrate, Mrs Dolapo Akosile, granted the accused  bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She  adjourned the case till  March 8 for further hearing.

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