Police apprehends man for stealing N130,000


A 62-year-old man, Johnson Oyelade, was on Thursday arraigned at an Osogbo Magistrate court for allegedly stealing stealing N130,000 under pretense of selling a Bajaj Motorcycle.


Renaissance reports that Oyelade, of no fixed address, is facing a three-count charge for stealing, conspiracy and pretense.

The prosecutor, Mr Ajayi Sunday, said Oyelade and one other at large, on Jan. 20, at about 1.00 p.m at Moje Junction, Abaku area, Osogbo, did conspire together to commit felony to wit stealing.

“Oyelade, and others now at large, on the same date, time and place, did obtain the sum of N130,000 from one Ayuba Garba with pretense of selling a Bajaj motorcycle to him.

“So also, Oyelade and others now at large on same date, place and time did steal the sum of N130,000 property of one Ayuba Garba, Sunday told the court.

He said the offences was punishable under Section 516, 419 and 390(9) of the criminal code cap 34 Vol. II laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2003.

The counsel to the accused person, Mr Mufutau prayed the court to admit his client to bail on a liberal term.

He said that his client should still presumed innocent of the charges.

“I assure this honorable court that the accuse won’t jump bail if granted bail and he has people of means to stand his bail,” the counsel pleaded.

The Magistrate, Mrs Olowolagba granted the bail to the accused in the sum of N200,000 while the case was adjourned till March 13 for mention.


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From Saheed Adeyemi, Osogbo.

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