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A 37-year-old man, Abdulganiyu Awoyemi, has been arraigned for stealing angle iron (construction material consisting of pieces of iron or steel with an L-shaped cross section, able to be bolted together) worth N2.5m belonging to a judge with the Osun State Judiciary, Justice A. B. Abdulkareem.
The suspect, who was arraigned before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, was said to have sold the items for N56,000.
Awoyemi, according to the police, sold the items to one Mutiu Oyeyemi, 35, for N56,000.
Both men were arraigned before Magistrate Risikat Olayemi on Thursday on two counts of conspiracy and stealing.
Awoyemi and Oyeyemi allegedly committed the offences on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, around 2am at Oke-Odo, Okuku.
Oyeyemi was separately arraigned on two counts of conspiracy and theft for receiving 155 pieces of angle iron valued at N2.5m in Oke-Odo, Oyan.
Before ruling on the matter, Magistrate Olayemi said the two cases should be merged since they were related.
She remanded the accused in the Ilesha Correctional Centre and transferred the matter to a magistrates’ court in Okuku for mention on November 11, 2019.