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A 25-year old man, Kazeem Jinadu who is in the habit of stealing phones of Student’s of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic while writing exams has appeared before an Ogun State Magistrate Court sitting in Isabo Abeokuta.
Jinadu who resides at Orile-Iganmu area of Lagos is facing a five-count charge bordering on stealing, conspiracy and fraudulent conversion.
The Prosecutor Sgt Adejoke Adebari told the court that the defendants committed the offence on March 3rd at Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Ojere Abeokuta.
Adebari said the complainant, Oluwafunmilola Sopeju an HND student of the Polytechnic had kept her bag beside the door of the hall and after writing her exam she discovered that her bag containing phones and ATM cards has been stolen.
She alleged that the defendant who is not a student of the polytechnic stole the complainants GT bank and first bank ATM cards, one Techno Y2 valued N18,000 and a Nokia phone valued N5,000.
She also said the defendant stole a Samsung Galaxy Tab, one Techno Y2 Valued N18,000 belonging to the complainant’s friend one Ayomikun Falegbe.
She stated that the defendant was not a student of the Polytechnic but usually gang up with others and comes around during exams to steal phones, ATM and other valuables.
Adebari said when the complainant got to the bank to block her GTB ATM she discovered that the sum of N60,000 has been withdrawn from her account.
“A bankers order was issued and the closed circuit of the ATM footage revealed the defendant as the perpetrator and thereafter a track was also placed on the complainant’s phone.
He was later arrested at Orile Iganmu Lagos through the phone number of a friend he had transferred some amount of money to for recharged card.
According to the Prosecutor, the offence committed is contrary to and punishable under section 383,390 and 516 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State 2006.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate Mrs Sam Obaleye granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties.
Obaleye said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction and must show evidence of tax payment to the State Government.
The case was adjourned till June 6 for continuation of trial.