Man, 24, in court for allegedly stealing Itel mobile phone, cash

A 24-year-old man, Akinola Ismail, on Thursday appeared before an Ota Magistrates’ in Ogun for allegedly stealing an Itel mobile phone and 5, 000 cash.

Ismail, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and conspiracy.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Prosecutor,  Insp E.O Adaraloye, told the that the defendant committed the offences with some others still at on April 28 at 11a.m. along the Abeokuta-Sango-Ota Road.

Adaraloye said that the defendant stole the Itel phone valued 25,000  belonging to the complainant, Ms Rukayat Adeboye.

The prosecutor said that the defendant used the phone to transfer 5,000 into account and the police used  account number to track .

He said that the offences contravened Sections 319 and 516 of the Criminal Law of Ogun, 2006.

Magistrate A.O.Adeyemi granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

Adeyemi ordered that the surety must resides within the ’s and  evidence of tax payments to Ogun Government.

The magistrate adjourned the case until July 26 for mention. (NAN)