Published On: Wed, Aug 24th, 2016

Man docked for allegedly stealing 25 goats, nine sheep

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Symbol-of-justice (1) (1)The Ekiti police have arraigned a 32-year-old man, Wale Adeyemi, before an Ekiti State Chief Magistrate Court sitting at Ado Ekiti for allegedly stealing 25 goats and nine sheep.

Adeyemi had pleaded not guilty to the charge and had since been granted bail in the sum of N50,000.

But he would not breathe his air of freedom until he had met the bail conditions.

When his case came up for hearing, the prosecution told the Chief Magistrate Court that Adeyemi was arrested shortly after he allegedly committed the offence by men of the Nigeria Police and detained in police custody to give room for police investigation .

The Police prosecutor, Inspector Caleb Leranmo, specifically told the court that the accused committed the offence on July 24, 2016, at Atikankan area of Ado-Ekiti.

He alleged that the accused, on the said date, unlawfully stole 25 -she goats and nine sheep valued at several thousands of naira.

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According to him, the offence contravened Section 390 of the Criminal Code, Cap C 16, Laws of Ekiti State 2012.

However, the accused pleaded not guilty to the offence while his counsel, Chris Omokhafe, prayed the court to grant bail to his clients on liberal terms, promising that he would not jump bail.

Chief Magistrate Aderopo Adegboye consequently granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50,000 and two sureties in like sum.

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