Two members of the New Nigeria people’s party have been arrested and prosecuted for allegedly stealing a sum of N7.5m party money after breaking in into the party secretariat .
The defendants who were dragged before an Abeokuta Magistrate, court in Isabo on Wednesday were ;
Olayemi Olowu, 36, and Oladayo Badmus,37, for house breaking, stealing and malicious damage of property belonging to
The defendants who resides at No 24, Odutola Street Ijebu-Ode in Ogun are facing a three count charge of conspiracy, malicious Damage and stealing.
But, when they were confronted with the charge, the defendants pleaded not guilty .
The prosecutor, ASP Matthew Famuyiwa told the court that the accused committed the offences sometime on May 12 at Fajol House, car wash in Abeokuta.
Famuyiwa said the defendants conspired between themselves to commit felony by breaking into the party Secretariat and entered into the office of one Sunday Oginni , the chairman of New Nigerian People’s Party ( NNPP) in Ogun state.
He further stated that the defendants, unlawfully entered the party chairman office and damaged two standing fans, windows, doors , photo portraits and padlock all valued N575,000.
The prosecutor, however, noted that the offence committed contravened sections 516, 411 412, 415 and 390 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun 2006.
The Magistrate, Mrs S.A.A Fiade, thereafter admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N2million each with one surety each who must be licensed and registered bonds men with Ogun state Judiciary.
Fiade however, adjourned the case until June 8 for hearing.
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