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Man, 34, Arraigned For Burglary, Theft

Posted: May 6, 2015 at 5:50 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Laide Raheem,  Abeokuta


A 34-year-old farmer, Ariyo Fadipe was on Tuesday arraigned by the police before an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court for alleged burglary of a hotel belonging to former governor Gbenga Daniel.

The farmer, whose farm is located beside the uncompleted and abandoned Golf Resort Hotel in Oke-Mosan, allegedly stole various items from the facility valued at N500million.

The police Prosecutor, Inspector Famous Edigbue told the court that the farmer committed the offence sometime in April 2014 at about 6:00p.m.

Edigbue added that the accused stole 300 pieces of 32 inches plasma television, two gold-plated coffee table, 40 pieces of three horse power air conditioners, 30 pieces of B205 swivel chairs and 20 C63 bar table.

He said “The accused, a farmer whose farm is close to the golf resort burgled the building where all the items were stored and went there from time to cart away the items.

“The police through a ‘tip-off’ traced the accused and caught him in the act with four 32 inches plasma television,” he pointed out.

The police prosecutor, however, told the court that the offence committed by the farmer contravened Sections 516, 410, 411 (2) and 390 (3) of the Criminal Laws of Ogun, 2006.”

Meanwhile, the accused pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of burglary and theft.

Counsel to the farmer, Adebayo Ogungbemi applied for the bail of the accused in liberal terms.

Magistrate Babajide Ilo granted the accused bail in the sum of 500,000 with two sureties in like sum. She also ordered that the accused be remanded in Ibara Prison till the terms for his bail were perfected.

The case was adjourned to May 19 for further hearing.