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An Ogun State Magistrate court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta has remanded two men identified as, Samuel Samson, and Mayowa Adeboye over alleged theft of electric cables worth N840,000.
The defendants who were facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and malicious damage pleaded guilty to the offence charged against them.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Mattew Famuyiwa told the court that the defendants were four but only two of them pleaded guilty to the offence.
Famuyiwa said, the defendants are Samuel Samson 24, Mayowa Adeboye 24, Femi Adewale,20 and
Abayomi Awolesu 19.
He said, the defendants committed the offence on January 3 at about 6:20 pm at Elite Community
area of Abeokuta before they were apprehended by the vigilante service of Ogun state and later handed to F-Sars for investigation.
Famuyiwa added that, the defendants stole electric cable wires valued N400,000 from Elite community and they also stole from one Mr Abiodun Oloyede his electric wire cable worth N440,000 all valued
He also said that the defendants maliciously damaged electric cable wires belonging to Elite and Irewolede communities.
According to Famuyiwa “The offence according to him is contrary to and punishable under section 390(9),451 and 516 of the criminal code laws of Ogun state 2006.
In his ruling, the Magistrate, Olalekan Oke granted two defendants bails of N500,000 each sum with two sureties in like sum, while two others were remanded at the Oba prison.
Oke said the sureties must reside within the court jurisdiction and must be gainfully employed.
He also ordered that the sureties must show evidence of two years tax to the Ogun State Government.
The case was adjourned till February 5th 2019 for hearing.
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