Court orders detention of 28-year-old man for stealing rice, money


An Ekiti State Magistrate’s Court has ordered the detention of a 28-year-old man, identified as Ayomide Ajifolowo after he allegedly stole a warmer filled with cooked rice, money and phones.

The detention order was issued by the Chief Magistrate of the court, Mr Abdulhamid Lawal after the defendant (Ayomide) was arraigned by the Ekiti State Police Command.

While addressing the court, the police prosecutor, Inspector Bamikole Olasunkanmi, said the defendant on February 1, 2021 around 05.40am in the Ajilosun area of Ado-Ekiti, conspired with others at large to commit a felony, to wit, stealing.

He said; “The defendant and others at large on the same date, time and place, did steal one Tecno Spark 4 phone and a bag containing one small Tecno phone, a cooler of cooked rice, a purse containing the sum of N30,450, one phone charger, one earpiece, one mobile filling station identity card and one Union Bank ATM card, total valued at N100,000, property of one Makinde Olasunkanmi.”

“The offence is contrary to and punishable under sections 516 and 390 of the Criminal Code Cap. C16 Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.”

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Abdulhamid Lawal however ceded to the request of the counsel for the defendant, Gbenga Ariyibi, by granting Ayomide bail in the sum of N100,000, with two sureties in like sum before adjourned the case till April 22, 2021 for further hearing.



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